ISLAMABAD: David Hale, the American Ambassador, met 50 Pakistani alumni of the U.S. government-funded Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Programme, along with 77 students who will soon leave the country as participants in the programme. He congratulated the students for their academic achievements.
More than 900 outstanding Pakistani high school students, from15-17 years of age have participated in the year-long YES academic exchange programme. The programme also includes studying at a U.S. high school, living with a U.S. host family, and completing community service activities during the stay in the United States.
Addressing the participants of YES programme the ambassador said, “You all capture the purpose of these exchanges – bringing together people, ideas, and cultures to create a better tomorrow”.
Recently returned alumni of YES programme shared their experiences and their stay in the United States under this programme, to the newly departing group of students.