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Monday November 29, 2021

US Embassy donates books to students

November 24, 2021

Islamabad : The United States Embassy’s Regional English Language Office, in coordination with Cengage, National Geographic, and Allied Book Company, donated 26,500 books to over 5,300 students and alumni of the US Government’s English Access Microscholarship Programme (Access).

The Access programme is delivering fiction and non-fiction books representing a variety of genres to access students and alumni across Pakistan.

The books are published by Cengage and National Geographic and distributed in Pakistan by Allied Book Company.

The donated books included novels with comic illustrations and classical literature to entertain readers, action, thriller, drama, and mystery books.

The access program provided basic English language skills to economically disadvantaged students in Pakistan, between the ages of 13 and 20. The programme provides participants opportunities to improve their English and develop leadership skills that improve students professional and educational prospects.

Through these skills, participants are also able to compete for and participate in future exchanges and study programs in the United States.

Overall, approximately 22,000 students from 16 cities in Pakistan have participated in the Access Programme since its inception in 2015.