The U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with Lycée de Kigali is launching the third English Access Microscholarship program in Rwanda.
The Access Program, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, provides a foundation in English language skills to talented 14- to 18 – year-olds from economically disadvantaged sectors through after-school classes and intensive summer learning activities over a two-year period.
Access students gain an appreciation for American culture and democratic values, increase their ability to participate successfully in the socio-economic development of the country, and gain the ability to compete for and participate in future U.S. exchange and study programs.
This is the third Access program in Rwanda, and it will bring together 44 students from 4 secondary schools, including Lycée de Kigali, which will host the program, Lycée Notre Dame de Cîteaux, Groupe Scolaire Rugando and Groupe Scolaire Kacyiru II.
The first program began in 2010 with 20 students from 3 secondary schools and was hosted by the Kigali Health Institute. The second group, which began in 2011 with 40 students, is hosted by the Catholic Institute of Kabgayi.