In April, 2011 there were recruited 80 students,
4 local teachers of English, and 4 Flex Alumni to
participate in the program. The instructive
philosophy of ACCESS is Project-based
Instruction, where teenagers are involved in
different online activities and projects, thus,
contributing to their digital competence
In October, 2012 there were 200 students, 10
local teachers of English, and 10 Flex Alumni to
join the program.
*Classes: 6 hours per week
Poetry and Folk songs
iEARN classes (online projects)
This blog is about a group of students who don't like to wait and miss
opportunities, a group of teenagers that are firm believers that we do
the changes and that our future depends only on us. It is important to
"Horse Alert!!!" Flash mob by Ungheni-Access
Because of bad economical situation, the horses from many sanctuaries from
Moldova are starving to death since there is no left food for feeding them.
Ungheni Horse Hippodrome is one of the places where horses are "queuing to
die" of starvation.
To alert the civic community about the existing problem, on April 20, 2013 the
Access group from Ungheni organized a flash mob , trying to help as they could
by bringing some food and hay; thus tressing on the necessary care these
animals need to have to survive.
“Talking Kites Around the World” iEARN project
On March, 20 (on the March Equinox) Access program joined "Talking Kites Around
the World" iEARN project , a universal movement enhancing the important values,
such as tolerance, acceptance of the "other", love, co-existence, listening, choosing
dialog over force, universal solidarity etc. among participants from all over the
world. This way, Access students from all 6 regions made kites to fly as a massive
tribute dedicated to advancing the cultural and social dialog, a symbol of bridging
the gap and understanding the "other."
While making kites each group has used original shapes, a rainbow of colors and
unusual decorative materials; such way transmitting worldwide their messages.
Thus, the romantic kite of students from Ungheni, the happiest Sponge Bob kite of
Balti, the lovable kites of Varnita/Bender students or the creative ones from Cahul,
Chisinau and Comrat flew into the sky to tell everybody how beautiful the world
Moreover, this action inspired greatly Rodica Aculov, an English teacher from
"Mihai Eminescu" Lyceum, Cimislia, who motivated her students to decorate and
fly Talking Kites. The most wonderful messages were sent by the kindergarten kids
from Cimislia who drew valuable pictures of a world with peace they hope, dream
and want to live forever.
"Access Youth in Action" Flash mob
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the American Councils, the Access Micro-
scholarship Program organized the "Access Youth in Action" Flash mob in 6
regions of the country. This way, on February 22, 2013 at 3p.m. 6 groups of
teenagers gathered almost 400 people from Ungheni, Balti, Cahul, Comrat,
Chisinau and Varnita/Bender to support the idea of a better education for young
generation and inform about the possibilities to participate in many educational
programs provided by the American Councils, such as Open World, LFP, Flex,
Access, ALC, Carnegie and others.
The information about flash mobs was advertised through promotional video
posted on our web site and social networks.
Each region organized the event in a special way, trying to send to their
community the general message in form of dance performance, posters, flags,
thematic songs and represented American Councils' symbols.
In Ungheni "Access Youth in Action" flash mob involved 40 youth participants
including students of Access program who in the center of their town
represented the symbols of the American Councils from Moldova such as the
house, the book, etc. The most impressive moment was when teenagers formed
the puzzled flag of the USA as a sign of gratitude for the US Embassy for the
students' possibility to study English within Access Micro scholarship Program.
Team Building Activities as a Part of the Access Project
One of the main goals of the Access program is to create
a comfortable educational atmosphere where students
might feel themselves as unique representatives of a
very unite team. This way, periodically we organize
different teambuilding sessions where students may
express their feelings and thoughts a real members of
IN GOD WE TRUST-a new iEARN project developed by
The Access students from Balti participated in Computer
Chronicles Learning Circles of iEARN, and proposed to
collaborate internationally on their project idea called "IN
GOD WE TRUST". The project aimed to: to identify the
values of money in different countries; the origin and
description of currency in different historical period of
human civilization evolution. The final reflections and
shared information was joined in a nice media work on
History of money.
PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE HISTORY-
the iEARN Project of Ungheni-Access
The Access students from Ungheni participated in Computer Chronicles Learning
Circles of iEARN, and proposed to collaborate internationally on their project idea
called "People Who Make The History".
The project aimed to :
*to identify the greatest presidents in different countries;
*to prove why they are thought to be the greatest ones;
*to learn more about their history.
This way, the participants did their best in looking for the information and facts on
1. Who was/is the greatest presidents in the world?
2. President's brief historical background.
3. President's the most outstanding doings.
The final reflections and shared information was joined in a nice media work
entitled "People Who Make the History"-an iEARN project.
Angela Dorothea Merkel, born 17 July 1954 is the Chancellor
of Germanyand party leader of the Christian Democratic
Union (CDU). Merkel is thefirst woman to have become
Chancellor of Germany. After her election asChancellor
following the 2005 federal election, she led a grand
coalitionconsisting of her own CDU party, its Bavarian sister
party, the ChristianSocial Union (CSU), and the Social
Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).Until 2009 Angela
Merkel was awarded the Vision for Europe Award for
hercontribution toward greater European integration. Merkel
was the Presidentof the European Council and chaired the
G8, the second woman (afterMargaret Thatcher) to do so. She
played a central role in the negotiation of the Treaty of Lisbon
and the Berlin Declaration On June 16, 2010, theAmerican
Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns
HopkinsUniversity in Washington D.C. awarded Chancellor
Merkel its GlobalLeadership Award (AICGS) in recognition of
her outstanding dedication tostrengthening German-
American relations. Merkel is seen as playing acrucial role in
managing the financial crisis at the European and
internationallevel, and has been referred to as "the decider."
In domestic policy, healthcare reform and problems
concerning future energy development have beenmajor
issues of her tenure. Angela Merkel has been described as
"the de factoleader of the European Union" and is currently
ranked as the world's secondmost powerful person.
President Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on
August 4th, 1961. InChicago he worked as an
organizer to help rebuild communities devastatedby
the closure of local steel plants. He went on to
Harvard Law School,where he was elected the first
African-American president of the HarvardLaw
Review. After graduating, President Obama went on
to lead one of themost successful voter registration
drives in state history, and continued hislegal work
as a civil rights lawyer and a professor teaching
constitutionallaw at the University of Chicago.
Barack Obama was first elected to theIllinois State
Senate in 1996. During his time in Springfield, he
passed thefirst major ethics reform in 25 years, cut
taxes for working families, andexpanded health
care for children and their parents. Elected to the
U.S.Senate in 2004, he reached across the aisle to
pass the farthest-reaching