On September 19, Access Program in Akhaltsikhe carried out the showing of a film called “Soul Surfer”. Before showing the movie, Access Program English Teacher made a brief presentation on leadership followed by a pre-watching activity during which the teacher discussed the title of the film with the students and provided them with the vocabulary and tips on what to pay attention to while watching the film.
Access Program Summer School, which took place simultaneously in all four regions of Rustavi, Akhaltsikhe, Gori and Ozurgeti on June 20-24 highlighted the end of school semester. All four locations of program implementation used a unified agenda, which Access Program Coordinator developed especially for Access Program Summer School (see Attachment I / Access Program Summer School Agenda). Five day (30 hour) program included a lot of interesting information on American history, culture, traditions, sports, geography and etc.
On June 10, the American Corner in Rustavi hosted a presentation delivered by an English Language teacher, Philip Tappan, for Access Program students. Mr. Tappen, who visited Georgia through the Georgian government-sponsored project "Teach and Learn with Georgia”, introduced the topic of 20th Century American Classical Music to a group of 25 Access Program students, teachers and Peace Corps Volunteers in Rustavi. The audience listened to music by famous American composers: George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, and Aaron Copland and discussed the influence new popular music exerts on the world of music. Access students shared the ideas on their favorite composers and singers and agreed that American and Georgian youth like pretty much the same kind of music.
On May 13, the US Consular Officer Andrew Partin lead a session on environment and ecology at the American Corner in Rustavi. The presentation included a documentary film “Human Footprint”, which illustrated the influence humans have on environment. The presentation was followed by a live discussion on environmental issues during which the guest speaker was pleasantly surprised by erudition of Access Program students and by how seriously they took the global problem of ecology and pollution. Students even proposed their own solutions for one of the most serious and vulnerable problems of humanity and underlined the role of the new generation in ensuring a better future for our planet.
Award of Access Program Enrollment Certificates held in the months of April and May in Rustavi, Ozurgeti, Akhaltsikhe and Gori was one of the important highlights of the second quarter of program implementation and had a tremendous value and importance for increasing the students’ motivation.

Each and every student enrolled in the program was awarded the Access Program enrollment certificates signed by the U.S Ambassador to Georgia Mr. John Bass. In Rustavi and Ozurgeti, Ambassador Bass personally handed the certificates to the students and congratulated them on the enrollment in the program. In Akhaltskhe Mr. Kent Logsdon, Deputy Chief of Mission performed this honorable duty, while in Gori, Mr. Saul Hernandez, Acting Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy greeted the Access Program participants and presented them with the enrollment certificates.
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