This is how Martin Luther King’s dream of racial equality ispired us, Access students at Schooling Plus. This video is the result of a combination of ideas, all of us particiapted in making our voices reach you :)
Public Diplomacy Assistant, Hafedh Zanina, paid a visit to Schooling Plus on Sunday, February 22. He met with Access administrators, teachers and students.
They all highlighted how the Access program helped them acquire English Language skills and a good understanding of American culture, and how it contributed to their personal development by boosting their self-confidence, self-esteem and creativity.
On Sunday, January 25th, His Excellency the US Ambassador to Tunisia, Jake Walles, paid a visit to Schooling Plus to meet the 2013-2015 Access students.
He visited Access classes and interacted with students who were working on their “I have a dream” speeches. Their dreams were inspired by Martin Luther King Junior, but rooted in their local reality.
January, students told the Ambassador, was important for both Americans and Tunisians.
Americans celebrate MLK ‘ Day and remember his dream for an inclusive America and Tunisians celebrate a day when they asked for change and made it happen, showing that both of our peoples embrace the universal values of equality dignity and freedom memorably expressed by the founding fathers of America that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed with their creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and he pursuit of happiness”
Access students at Schooling Plus pay a visit to “Arrafik” orphanage.
Access students at Schooling Plus celebrated the Tunisian parliamentary elections on October 26th by visiting poll stations and conducting interviews with voters about their favourite parties and candidates. They also, on the occasion of the US mid-term elections, took part in mock elections organized at Schooling Plus on November 9th. Students were eager to take part in both elections since it was an opportunity for them to compare both systems and discuss the evolution of the democratic process in their country.
ACCESS students at SCHOOLING PLUS celebrated Halloween – a celebration of the unknown , the unfamiliar and fear by dressing up as all things scary and spooky as a way to face their fears. They carved Jack O’ Lantern and trick and treat all the other access students. Through this celebration they wanted to face their fears of differences , unfamiliarity, biased judgements, discriminatory thoughts and unjust stereotyping.
This is a message for peace to the whole world that they wanted to send.
The ACCESS music club wanted to celebrate HALLOWEEN on their own way by singing « Thriller » by Michael Jackson.