ABOUT THE PROGRAM
English Access Micro scholarship program ( also called Access Program ) is a two year global flagship project funded by the US State Department, RELO in which after-school English and personality development classes are provided to socio- economically disadvantaged youth in the age group 13-17 and 17-21 years. As a part of their coursework, Access students gain an appreciation for American culture and democratic values, civic consciousness and critical thinking skills along with an enhanced capacity to compete for future US exchanges and higher education programs in the country.
We are currently working with a batch of 50 children/youth from Patna. The idea is to focus on the 21st learning skills, UN sustainable goals and to finally strive towards making each student a global citizen, English being the medium of teaching and learning.
After School Instructions
Total number of hours to be covered during the 2 year of program is 290 hours for each of the cohorts.
In this following year of the program we cover various activities that focus on developing the children into global citizens by teaching them 21st century skills through sessions on bias, black history, youth day, theater activities, photography sessions and soon, as the onset of COVID cases started to decline we got the permission to start the in-person session and other activities.
In addition to the weekly classes, the Access program must include Enhancement Activities. These activities are designed to reinforce a topic by creating a lasting impression and memory for students. Enhancement activities are interactive, experiential activities. They are special activities planned by the teachers and Access coordinator.
There are four main topics for Enhancement Activities:
1) U.S. Culture and Values
2) Personal Development
3) Community Service
4) Computer / Technology Skills.
Any adolescent and youth gets an exposure of 70 hours each to experience various elements and sections of 21st century skills such as creativity, crticial thinking, analytical thinking, media literacy, UN SDG goals etc, through the enhanement activities.
Intensive sessions are important opportunities to practice English language skills, build teams, and gain confidence. Students enjoy these opportunities to take learning outside of the confines of the school room. Intensive Sessions also tend to be the time when the strongest memories of the Access Program are made and friendships are cultivated.
Every child goes through a beautiful period of 36 hours through these sessions.
WORLD YOUTH DAY!
World Youth Day Celebration!
World youth day celebration with students of Access Patna,where the students presented an impactful performance, and recreated the famous “The Hill we climb” by Amanda Gorman”
LET'S SPREAD LOVE- IT'S PRIDE MONTH!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
LET'S EXPLORE ONSELF- ITS THEATER TIME!
Students through a week long intense practice of theater and drama presented beautiful stories in form of skits on the ocassion of International Women’s Day, which was witnessed by Consul General and other dignataries from US Consulate.
HEY, ITS A FUN DAY!
Prince Kumar and Aryan Sahu got selected as 75 creative minds of tomorrow at 52nd International Film Festival of India held in Goa.
Yamini Chandra bagged second position in a competition organized by Patna University with Medha in order to encourage women enterpreneurs in Bihar, whereas Aryan won the best student film for his short film at Chandigarh
Students Like Hema, Aryan, Shrikant, Prince have been part of many accolades such as bagging prized in the Amity Film Festivals to winning prized in the National Science Film Festival India.