Access English micro scholarship program enhanced activities in Rumonge (January 12, 2015)

Program Description

micro_01Access students and their teachers from Village Health works visited Rumonge commune, Bururi province, for enhancement activities and community work. Two YALI (Young African Leadership Initiative) alumni gave presentations on leadership, women in education, and the organization started by YALI applicants, the Young Burundian Leaders Network.

Post Cultural Affairs Specialist Ramadhani Sintuka and English Language Fellow Renee Lynch were on hand for the activities and met with the YALI alums to discuss potential English projects in Bujumbura. Post staff also made a site visit to Village Health Works clinic in Kigutu where the access program takes place.

Program Significance

micro_02The Access English language micro scholarship program allows post to reach out to underprivileged youth through English education and basic leadership skills. These activities gave them a chance to connect with the YALI alums and become familiar with the program and their perspectives on leadership.

In addition, the possibility of conducting teacher training workshops in Kigutu was discussed, and this will further increase post support of the Access program as well as strengthen local connections with Village Health Works.