The US Embassy is supporting Sarvam in The English Access Microscholarship Program which provides a foundation of English language skills to bright, economically disadvantaged 13 – 20 year olds through two years of After School Instruction and Intensive Sessions. Access students also gain an appreciation for U.S. culture and democratic values through enhancement activities. A greater sensitivity to cultural differences, coupled with the acquired English language skills, will enable the participants to take advantage of opportunities that had previously been unavailable to them.
Most of the Access students will be drawn from the children who come to the ‘Children’s Corner’, which provides a place for them to receive academic support for their regular school homework, and perhaps more importantly helps them develop their emotional, creative, social, civic, and leadership potential. In addition, others, especially older students from the surrounding villages will also join them. 100 students from the village will be benefitted through this program.
The Access program is set to begin in April 2013 for a period of 2 years. These sessions are conducted under the aegis of the US Embassy.