The Government of the United States of America, in conjunction with the CEDEI Foundation, has created the English Access Microscholarship Program in Cuenca, which aims to provide English scholarships to Cuencano students between the ages of 12 and 15 with limited financial resources. 
 
The main objective of the Access Program is to provide opportunities for students from low-income families to learn another language, in this case English. 
 
The scholarship program started on October 28th, 2013 and benefits 30 students from Cuenca and surrounding areas.