English-language alumni help clean Karachi’s beaches

Staff Reporter

Karachi—Over 50 alumni and teachers of the U.S. government funded English Access Microscholarship Programme (Access) came together on Saturday to clean Karachi’s beaches.
American and Pakistani volunteers including the U.S. Consul General Brian Heath and incoming Consul General Grace Shelton joined the young volunteers in the clean-up. ‘Today’s event has shown the value of keeping this city clean, and the shared role we all can play in improving our communities’ said Consul General Heath while talking to the volunteers.
He said we can learn a lot from the civic spirit of these young volunteers who are helping to keep Karachi’s beaches clean for everyone to enjoy.
In advance of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s third ‘Our Ocean’ conference September 15-16, 2016, Americans and Pakistanis came together to highlight the joint commitment to protecting the ocean and fighting marine pollution.

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