US aims to teach Georgian youth ‘American values’


The United States plans to allocate up to $275,000 for an English-language program in Georgia. The initiative aims, among other things, to spread “American culture and democratic values” among young people in the republic aged 13 to 18. This is stated in the description of the grant, of which RT has become aware.

The English Access Microscholarship (or Access) program lays the foundation for English language skills for students “from economically disadvantaged backgrounds in Georgia.”

This goes through extracurricular activities and activities, specified in the document.

“Access students gain an understanding of American culture and democratic values, expand their ability to participate effectively in the socio-economic development of their country, and also have the opportunity to compete for participation in future exchange and study programs in the United States”, follows from the text. .

The overall goal of the program is to help “increase student self-confidence,” develop “critical thinking” skills, and increase study or employment opportunities, the grant description notes.

Approximately 250 to 330 students can participate in the two-year educational initiative. The duration of the project may be extended, depending on the availability of funds.

US or Georgian nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations may apply for a grant.

Earlier it was reported that the US Embassy in Yerevan announced an open call for proposals aimed at “developing democracy” in Armenia.

For these purposes, the American side planned to allocate 400 thousand dollars.


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