Access Program teachers empowered to innovate

September 6-9, 2016, the U. S. Embassy in Ouagadougou and the American Language Center at Université Aube Nouvelle, Ouagadougou organized a training in Bobo-Dioulasso for teachers of the English Access Microscholarship Program.  The Access Program, funded by the United States government, provides two years of supplementary personal development and educational activities in a framework of English courses to select, underserved secondary school students in about 85 countries throughout the world.  From 2004 until now, over 1,000 Burkinabe students have benefited from this program.  This workshop gathered all teachers involved in the Access program in Burkina Faso to learn new strategies for planning and innovating their classes.  This workshop was part 2 of a pilot teacher training program launched in Ouagadougou in February 2016. The Access program develops English-proficient students who are trained and empowered to be leader-citizens of tomorrow.