Graduation Ceremony of Access Class in Čačak

We extend our warmest congratulations to the graduating class of the English Access Microscholarship Program in Čačak! A ceremony was held yesterday at the Science and Technology Park in Čačak, where the Regional English Language Officer, Ms. Frances Westbrook, presented certificates to the graduates who have successfully completed the two-year Access program.

The ceremony was attended by Ivana Milošević, Access Serbia Program Coordinator, professor of English, and the president of the English Language Teachers’ Association of Serbia (ELTA), Dragana Obradović, U.S. Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy, Marica Vukomanović and Ivana Banković, RELO Assistants. The attendees had the opportunity to enjoy the interesting program that the students performed for their parents, schoolteachers, and other honorable guests.

We would also like to express our profound gratitude to the City Library “Vladislav Petković Dis” and the Grammar School in Čačak for their invaluable support over the past two years.

The Access program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by the U.S. Embassy in Serbia and the English Language Teachers’ Association – ELTA Serbia. It provides 13-15-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds with two years of English language instruction. Access students acquire English language skills, improve their knowledge of American culture, and develop greater sensitivity to cultural differences through after-school courses, intensive summer sessions, cultural activities, and enhancement seminars.

We take pride in our support of these students in this initiative and are excited to hear about their future successes. Remember, Access is #MoreThanEnglish!