“Giving citizens the tools they need to stay safe is a key element of community policing,” said Vukelj in a press statement issued here. “It is an especially important skill for young people.”
The Access Micro-scholarship program is about more than just English grammar and language skills, said Cultural Attaché Griffin Rozell. “We want to share American culture and pass along valuable life skills as part of the program’s enrichment activities,” he said.
According to Rozell, the New York Police Department is an American icon. “We wanted to give our Access students the chance to interact with these officers, while learning practical skills,” he The U.S. State Department funded Rana’s and Vukelj’s visit. While in Pakistan, they also showcased the positive impact of American Muslims in the United States.