Launching Ceremony of the Ninth English Access Program

img_8407His Excellency Mr. Irvin Hicks, Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy Nouakchott presided over this morning at the Nouakchott English Center (NEC), the launching ceremony of the ninth English Access Program.

This major program initiated by our embassy will enabled this year 120 students of 13 to 18 years old, from different secondary schools in Nouakchott Rosso, and Nouadhibou to take English courses at the Nouakchott English Center (
NEC), Sahara English, and Intensive English Center in Nouadhibou for two school years, in parallel with their regular studies, to help them improve their level in English.

The US Embassy Nouakchott will cover all the expenses, including tuition, transportation, school supplies, and educative activities for two years.  This represents a total funding of 120,000 dollars.

Since 2007, 940 students have benefitted from the English Access Program, and the Embassy works collaboratively with the Ministry of Education to recruit participants in this program.

It is also important to note that the best students of each Access Program will be selected to spend 3 weeks in the USA under the Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program.

Nouakchott, November 30, 2016