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About ACCESS in Georgia

The purpose of the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access program) is to make the study of English more accessible to adolescents from an economically disadvantaged background. In addition to working on their language skills, the participants of the program become familiar with the aspects of US culture and develop deeper understanding of current issues in North American society. Greater sensitivity to cultural differences, coupled with the acquired language skills, enable the participants to take advantage of the opportunities that had previously been unavailable to them.

The program works with 202 economically-underprivileged students aged 14-18 in eight regions of Georgia (Rustavi, Gori, Akihaltsikhe, Ozurgeti,Kutaisi,Batumi,Telavi,Zugdidi), providing after-school and summer English classes and enrichment activities at no cost to the students and enhancing English language skills thereby developing increased self-confidence, stronger critical thinking skills, and increased opportunities for study or employment.

PH International works with local NGO partners in eight regions to provide English language instruction, as well as involve locally-based Peace Corps volunteers and American Corners in enrichment activities. Each NGO holds a one-week summer school for all Access students in their locality in July of each year. Summer schools run six hours a day for five days and provide students with English and American culture training and recreational activities.
English Access Microscholarship Program in Georgia
0179 | Tbilisi | 17 B, Chavchavadze Avenue | phone: 2233338; 2990049 | email:
Nana.Ioseliani@ph-int.org

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