U.S. Embassy invests in the Amazon: 125 representatives from traditional communities take part in English course

The course will address sustainability aligned with language learning

Brasília, February 6, 2024: The United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil announce today (6) the selection of 125 representatives from traditional communities in the Legal Amazon (young indigenous people, quilombolas, and riverside dwellers) to participate in the Access Amazon 2024 program. The initiative includes participants from all states in the Legal Amazon and aims to teach basic English and expand the leadership potential of participants through the exchange of experiences and practices.

“The Access Amazon 2024 program is an opportunity for these young leaders to improve their skills and knowledge and expand their network. With this, they will be better prepared to contribute to the sustainable development of the Amazon,” said Scott Chiverton, director of the U.S. government’s Regional English Language Office.

Access the list of selected participants and learn more about the initiative: https://www.maisunidos.org/access_amazon/

The online program will take place between February 2024 and July 2025. There will be five groups of 25 students with a workload of 360 class hours. During the classes, students will experience the language while sharing their experiences and practices related to the environment and issues of the Amazon, its peoples, and cultures.

About the Access Program:

The Access program is offered by the U.S. Department of State in more than 86 countries. In Brazil, it has benefited more than 3,000 participants since its inception in 2008. Access Amazon is another initiative of the partnership between the U.S. Embassy and Consulates and the +Unidos Group.

About the +Unidos Group:

The +Unidos Group is a non-profit civil society organization. The institution was established in 2008, aiming to establish connections between businesses, the public sector, and the U.S. diplomatic mission to expand opportunities for people in situations of social vulnerability. We have been working for 15 years promoting collaborative private social investment to support initiatives focused on education, employability, and technological training with a focus on sustainable socioeconomic development. To learn more about the program, visit: https://www.maisunidos.org