The U.S Embassy launched a training known as English Access Micro Scholarship Program ,the launch took place at Lycee de Kigali School, on June 3, 2012 and was presided over by the U.S Ambassador to Rwanda, Donald Koran.
A two-year English training program was unveiled in four schools in Kigali such as Lycee Notre Dame de Citeaux, Lycee de Kigali, Groupe Rcolaire Rugunga and Groupe Scolaire Kacyiru 11.
Susan Falatko, the Public Affairs Officer at the Embassy, said the programme will cater for students from four schools, who will attend their lessons from at Lycee de Kigali, every Saturday from 8:00 am up to midday.
“Since Rwanda switched to entirely an English education system, the course will be very beneficial to the students to quickly adopting to the Anglophone sphere,” said Falatko.
“This will help students understand their notes and give the answers to the examinations accordingly,” Falatko said.
She added that apart from training the beneficiaries in various English skills, during the two year course, they will also organize field trips where the students will visit the embassy’s library where they will be taught several communication and leadership skills, for a better generation.
According to the headmaster of Lycee de Kigali, Martin Masabo, Rwanda became a member of East African Community (EAC) and the Commonwealth, and I believe this training will help the beneficiaries learn more English skills and know how best they can compete in the labour market in the country and beyond after completing their university studies.
Patrick Uwayisenga, a student from Groupe scolaire Kacyiru said the training will help us become broad minded in several communication skills as far as English language is concerned. I believe that this will equip us with more skills on how to interact with people in the region and internationally.