May, 28 2014
Being close to finalizing the program with the second wave of Access students, on May 28, 2014 Access teachers and teaching assistants from Balti, Ungheni, Chisinau, Bender, Comrat, and Cahul were invited by the US Ambassador to Moldova, William H. Moser, to spend the afternoon at his wonderful residence.
The meeting started with a friendly conversation, during which the Ambassador described how it is to be an ambassador, what he likes the most about our country, the places he hvisited and the languages he speaks. The Access staff also had the chance to meet Kate Barlett , the new Assistant Public Affairs Officer, who recently came to Moldova and expressed her first impressions about Moldovan people, culture and traditions.
The Access teachers and teacher assistants shared with the Ambassador and their colleagues the results of their efforts and the success achieved after two years of hard work. They talked about how Access changed their career and helped to develop not only their students, but them as well. It influenced them not only as English teachers, but as citizens of their community too. The Access Program improved their view on what a community is and on how active people can change it through collaboration. In addition, the Access instructors depicted also gladly the positive parents and community citizens' attitude towards the program outcomes. This way, the students' parents are very thankful and happy that their children have got such an amazing and unique opportunity to study English, US culture and develop their civic engagement skills. Another proof of Access Microscholarship Program Moldova success is the desire of our students to continue their innovative activities as Access Alumni.
At the end, each of 16 participants were awarded with a Thank you Letter signed by Mr. William Moser as a symbol of gratitude for the effort and personal contribution each teacher and teacher assistant had on Program's results.
The words of the teachers made us realize that this program is a success indeed. The positive words we hear from the students, their parents, the teachers, the citizens of all 6 towns is the best way of evaluating the results of Access Microscholarship Program Moldova.
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