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Peace Corps Volunteers organize Thanksgiving Event for ACCESS students from Akhaltsikhe

Georgia | English Access Microscholarship Program | 25 Nov 2011

On November 25, Access Program students from Akhaltsikhe were invited to attend a Thanksgiving event organized by Peace Corps Volunteers Sean Frederic, Kelley Gallagher, Kimberly Trammel and others at Akhaltsikhe American Corner. Among the guests of the event were Nina Jugheli, English Language Programs Coordinator at U.S. Embassy/PAS and Tanya XXXX, U.S. Embassy ELF

Together with the Access Program students, the participants of the event were the beneficiaries of the NGO “Women's Hope” and a few other small groups of children from Akhaltsikhe. The agenda of the day was very interesting and included various presentations on Thanksgiving and its history, showing of a film, Thanksgiving games and puzzles, decoration of the room with Thanksgiving messages and a staged sketch.

Access Program Students lead PowerPoint presentations about the History of Thanksgiving, the Food of the Season and Thanksgiving Celebration Traditions in the United States. They also performed in a staged sketch illustrating the Thanksgiving dinner traditions.

“I stood proud looking at my students”, said Shorena Merabishvili, Access Program English Teacher in Akhaltsikhe. “It was amazing to observe at how confident they have become in less than a year of studying English through Access Program. Progress they show is not only about speaking English more fluently, but also – about expanding their horizons and range of interests”, she added.


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