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Access Bender Won Youth Grant Funds for an English Language Club for Youth from Varnita and Bender

February, 12 2014

Access Microscholarship Program focuses on developing the Access students in many ways, trying to improve either their English skills or their civic skills. To become an active citizen we encourage them to participate in various community- service projects; thus giving them the opportunity to learn how to design and implement projects and how to apply for grants that might help them make their ideas real.

This way, recently the students from Access Bender have participated in a competition organized by the Fund Grants for young people from Varnița, Anenii-Noi and Bender, Transnistria, in partnership with AT 'Chance', with financial support of the East-European Foundation. Our students have had to prove their interest to address the actual problems the young generation from their community faces. Among them it is the necessity to improve the English Language competences of all teenagers from the region. So, the students decided to organize an English Language Conversation Club for their mates and for this reason they were offered by the Fund Grant some necessary equipment such as speakers and the tape-recorders. This way, each week on weekends they organize extracurricular activities, games, socials for youth from Varnita and Bender which would improve their English skills and would help everyone involved become more active. The recent activities joined more than 50 students into wonderful intellectual games entitled "What? Where? When?" and "Mafia". Also, Access students did their best to involve more youth in iEARN  "Get Connected" online project they designed and implemented recently.

By encouraging our students to participate in various events, we try to help them develop their self-confidence which is definitely a worth-trying prize to win as a result of their activism and implication.

The Access Bender students proved once again that you should

"Ask and it will be given to you; knock and the door will be opened to you".

This is what we try to make all the Access students believe in.

Never be afraid to ask and try.

This is the only way to achieve something.

Congratulations Access Bender group, you're moving in the right direction!

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