Karachi (U.S Consulate) –U.S. Consul Common Brian Heath welcomed 40 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Trade and Research Program (YES) college students again to the nation.Additionally current was Farah Kamal, govt director, iEARN — the U.S. State Division’s YES program implementing associate in Pakistan.
“The YES program is on the coronary heart of what we attempt to do by our change and cultural applications – join Pakistani folks to American folks to advertise dialogue and discover widespread floor,” stated Mr. Heath.“There isn’t any higher option to construct connections than by applications like YES, which permit folks to find for themselves what the USA is like.”
Volunteerism is a giant a part of the YES program, stated Mr. Heath. “We imagine that service to 1’s group and nation is crucial to make societies sturdy. Now, that you’ve got returned residence, I hope that you simply take your experiences and share them with your loved ones and group and that you simply proceed to be lively in group service initiatives right here in Pakistan.”
The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Trade and Research (YES) Program — funded by the U.S. Division of State — gives scholarships for secondary college college students aged 15-17. College students spend as much as one educational 12 months in the USA.
In 2012-2013, 107 college students from Pakistan participated in YES. This system contains extracurricular actions, group service initiatives, management coaching and different actions that develop an understanding of American tradition by interplay with various teams of People.
For extra data on YES and iEARN carried out YES applications in Pakistan, please go to the next two web sites: www.yesprograms.org/nation/pakistan and www.iearnpk.org/yespk.htm.