US consul general welcomes participants to English Works Programme

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US Consul General in Karachi, Grace Shelton welcomed 50 new students to the six-month long English Works Programme at the Lincoln Corner in Khairpur.

A US Consulate statement on Friday said that the programme, funded through Mission Pakistan’s Regional English Language Programmes office, focuses on enhancing business communication skills, including professional level English – to improve student employment and educational prospects; and in many cases, their ability to support their families.

In her address to the students, Consul General Shelton said, “Whether you are doing an academic research, participating in an international conference or making a business deal, English will be key to your success, and that is why the English Works programme is so important.”

The ceremony was held at the Lincoln Corner in Khairpur, one of 18 Lincoln Corners across Pakistan run by the American Embassy.

A Lincoln Corner is a resource centre and event space hosted in partnership with Pakistani institutions — public libraries, universities, and cultural centres – which provides a platform for open dialogue between Pakistanis and Americans, promotes mutual understanding and strengthens people-to-people ties through programmes.