U.S. will select 240 young Afro-Brazilians and indigenous people for English course

The program is free, online and registration runs until March 21

Brasilia, March 1, 2023: The Embassy and Consulates of the United States in Brazil, through the Regional Office of English Language Teaching (RELO), and the +Unidos Group, will select 240 Afro-Brazilian and indigenous young people for the third edition of the Access E2C 2023 Program (English to Connect, Communicate, Catalyze) – English course for Afro-Brazilian and indigenous professionals and/or entrepreneurs. Those interested must be between 18 and 35 years old and have a basic knowledge of English. Registration is open until March 21, 2023, via the link: https://www.maisunidos.org/accesse2c/

The course will be online and will have a workload of 210 hours, being six hours per week, conducted during the year 2023. In addition to the regular course, those selected will participate in extracurricular activities and receive mentoring from specialized professionals in the labor market.

“The Regional English Language Office has acknowledged the remarkable results of the Access E2C program. Participants improve their English, increase their confidence, and become advocates for positive change. We are proud to offer this initiative again””, celebrates the director of RELO, Maria Snarski.

“We are very happy to announce the third edition of Access E2C. This program goes beyond teaching the English language, it is also about connections between these young people and learning that will help them to further develop their careers”, comments Daniel Grynberg, executive director of the +Unidos Group.

The course is part of the Access program initiatives, which has been going on worldwide since 2004, and 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 2008.

About the Regional English Language Office of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates:

The U.S. Department of State’s Regional English Language Office (RELO) strengthens the Brazil-U.S. strategic partnership by training teachers and students throughout Brazil about learning U.S. language and culture. Located at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, RELO connects with the Ministry of Education and State and Municipal Departments of Education, associations of English teachers, public and private universities, as well as other partners to offer opportunities for professional and educational training, as well as exchange programs and materials for English teachers and students. For more information, please visit: https://br.usembassy.gov/education-culture/english-language-programs/

About the +Unidos Group:

The +Unidos Group is a civil society organization founded in 2007. The institution was born out of the American diplomatic mission’s desire to mobilize companies that sought to be part of a social transformation process in Brazil. Thus, the organization works to develop networks and facilitate social and collaborative investment to develop and support initiatives focused on education and employability. For more information, please visit: https://maisunidos.org/