US lays focus on promoting community services in Pakistan


Staff Reporter

The US government’s English language programs place a special emphasis on the importance of community service. On November 16, more than 140 teachers, graduates, and trainers of a U.S. Department of State-sponsored English Access Microscholarship program from six countries.
The program was joined by hundreds of volunteers from local organizations in Kathmandu, Nepal, to clean the banks of the Bagmati River during the South Asian Summit, says a press release issued here on Wednesday.
The South Asian Summit helps teachers and alumni create and implement their own community service projects, enhance their media literacy skills, and develop a community of classrooms and alumni organizations across borders. Upon returning to their home countries, participants from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the United States will continue to share their activities through a newly created virtual network to develop deeper cross-border ties.

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