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Biden Admin Allocates $500K for Transgender Youth English Education

Biden allocates $500K for English education, emphasizing transgender.

The grant has three components, which are professional development for non-mainstream English language teachers, novice Pakistani English language teachers, and transgender youth and Afghan teachers, students, and young professionals living in Pakistan. The program is gear towards English education for underrepresented communities, including transgender youth.

Intensive Professional Development Courses:

The grant will provide resources for intensive professional development courses aimed at Pakistani transgender youth between the ages of 13 and 25. The courses are intended to equip these young people with the necessary language skills to participate fully in global communities and pursue employment opportunities. Additionally, the grant will provide intensive professional development courses for Afghan teachers, students, and young professionals living in Pakistan.

The Importance of English Language Learning:

The Biden administration views English language learning as a critical skill that opens up educational and employment opportunities. The grant seeks to promote English  education in Pakistan and enhance opportunities for marginalized communities, including transgender youth.

Human Rights in Pakistan:

The US State Department’s human rights report for Pakistan praises the country’s 2018 Transgender Persons Protection of Rights Act. However, the report also points out that Pakistan’s police need to prioritize the prevention of violence against transgender people. The report notes that public venues in Pakistan are less likely to hold events for transgender people than religiously-based anti-LGBTQI+ protests.

Officially Published on “Rockedgenews

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