US Embassy donates 26,500 books to students of English Access Program


ISLAMABAD, Nov 23 (DNA):  The U.S. 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 U.S. Government’s English Access Microscholarship Program (Access).

The Access program is delivering fiction and non-fiction books
representing a variety of genres to Access students and alumni across

The books are published by Cengage and National Geographic and
distributed in Pakistan by Allied Book Company. Donated books include
novels that combine comic illustrations and classical literature to
entertain readers, as well as action, thriller, drama, and mystery

The Access program provides basic English language skills to
economically disadvantaged students in Pakistan, between the ages of 13
and 20. The program 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 Program since its inception in 2015. DNA