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The British Council 9/11 Summer School is a ten-day programme that invites 24 teenagers affected by 9/11 to travel to the UK. Working closely with the Fire Department of New York and the New York Police Department, this fund offers opportunities for well-rounded life experiences in education and culture. The British Council hopes the trip will inspire the teenagers to examine and understand different cultures and further their education in the UK.
“After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, we have seen countless examples where the international community has come together,” said Consul General Lopez. “The British Council 9/11 Summer School is a great example, and this supports a lot of what we do at the Consulate, building on strong UK-US education links.”
Chief of Department Edward Kilduff from the Fire Department of New York presented Consul General Lopez with a piece of steel from the World Trade Center and thanked the British Consulate and British Council for their support of the families.