Knowledge is Power Program (KIP)

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Knowledge is Power/Access program is a two-year intensive program administered by American Councils with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan, the Cabinet of Ministers and the State Committee for Affairs of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, that aims to bring English and personal development skills to economically disadvantaged IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) students studying in grades 7 and 8, between the ages 13 and 15. Within the program, which focuses on student-centered interactive learning, students improve their English and discover the U.S. culture and values by participating in group activities, singing songs, and playing games. In addition to their English classes, participants get involved in enrichment activities that help them acquire a variety of essential skills for their future personal and professional lives. As a result, students gain problem-solving, decision-making, and critical-thinking capabilities. Upon completion of the Knowledge is Power/Access program, participants will feel more confident competing for different USG programs and be better able to participate actively in the development of their community and their country overall. Currently, the program is being implemented in 6 IDP schools in Baku, Sumgait, Yevlakh, Barda, and Mingachevir.