After a two-year English Language course, 48 public school students graduated from the Access Microscholarship Program, promoted by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department. The ceremony was held at binational center ABA on January 23, with students and their parents, English teachers and representatives from the US Consulate General in Recife and Pernambuco State Education Secretariat.
The ceremony began with talks by the three key collaborating institutions, with the U.S. Consulate General in Recife represented by PAO Carmen Dowling.The event highlighted the students’ commitment and achievements, as well as the dedication of teachers from ABA. Each representative emphasized the importance of keeping engaged and encouraged students to continue to build their language and cross-cultural skills.
A video produced by the students in their final class project was shown, consisting of interviews and skits in English on the “Seven Habits of Successful Youth”. The student-selected class spokesperson gave a moving speech on the experience as a whole and many special moments over the two years, while recognizing all those who made it possible.