Karachi: Public Affairs Officer John Warner congratulated the 75 participating students of the six months long “English Works” program on the successful completion of their course earlier today at the Royal Rodale club in Karachi. The program, funded through Mission Pakistan’s Regional English Language Programs Office, focuses on enhancing business communication skills – including professional-level English – to improve students’ employment and educational prospects, and in many cases, their ability to support their families. At the same time the program introduces youth to U.S. values such as volunteerism, and cultural and religious pluralism.
Speaking at the ceremony, John Warner said, “I applaud the hard work, dedication and the concentrated efforts all of you have put in over the past six months and encourage you to continue seeking opportunities to learn new skills.”
The ceremony was also attended by Sidrah Niaz, CEO of Evolution, Shoaib A. Siddiqui, Director of Programs of Evolution and US Consulate’s Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer Daniel Lee.
English Works program was launched to improve job-related English and practical skills among disadvantaged young people aged 18-25. The program provides participants up to 12 hours per weekly classroom instruction in English vocabulary, grammar and writing for use in workplace environments. The program, with 400 participants across Pakistan, also includes seminars, workshops and conferences on resume writing, job interviews and workplace etiquette.
For more information about the U.S. Government’s support in the education realm in Pakistan, please click here: https://pk.usembassy.gov/education-culture/.
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