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US scholarship programme organised for needy students

chandigarh Updated: Aug 29, 2013 18:53 IST
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The Vatsal Chaya Trust organised a programme in association with the English Access Micro scholarship programme for 100 children from economically weaker sections of the society, here on Thursday.

The programme is run in over 70 countries in the world and is funded by the United State's department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It seeks to give 100 bright students from a non-elite background exposure into communicative and expression skills, equipping them with tools for better career opportunities and professional success.

The students will be given an innovative, enriched and effective learning experience with value added inputs like good citizenship, community service, listening and an awareness of history and culture, democracy, diversity, civic engagement and service learning.

UT education secretary VK Singh was the chief guest. Diane Millar, United States Regional English Language Officer (RELO), gave away the enrolment certificates to the children.

Vatsal Chaya head Sangita Vardhan said, “It brings a very participatory classroom experience and really boosts effective learning beyond academic requirements. I hope it will expand their opportunities for self reliance and self esteem.”