Access Graduation Ceremony – Eretz Israel Museum – 21.2.24

FY2019 – Access Graduation Ceremony – 21.2.24


After 2 years of Access study, some 160 twelfth grade high school students from 8 Amal schools participated in a formal Graduation Ceremony at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv and received Certificates of Participation from the US Embassy.  24 of these students also received Certificates of Excellence.

The students were addressed by Cultural Attaché Caroline Platt of the US Embassy who stressed the importance of being fluent in English for a brighter future in today’s world.  It is the US Embassy that sponsors the Access program which not only improves students’ English language skills but also raises awareness about American culture and values, such as democracy and equality.   The students also enjoyed a guided tour and discussion of the photo-journalism exhibition ‘Local Testimony’ that is currently on display at the Museum.

Both teachers and students gave votes of thanks to the USA for its support of Israel during these difficult times, as well as to the US Embassy for investing in the Access program and to the Amal English Studies department.