New Delhi, Oct 16 (GCCurrentAffairs) AAP government on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the British Council to strengthen educational cooperation between the duo.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on behalf of his Government signed the MoU with Alan Gemmell OBE, Director, British Council India at the Rajkiya Sarvodaya Kanya/Bal Vidyalaya at West Vinod Nagar here in the presence of the Council’s Chair Christopher Rodrigues and hundreds of students, teachers and senior officials of the Education Department.
According to the Delhi Government, the MoU will strengthen partnership in Education, English language learning, youth skilling and Art and culture.
In addition, the partnership will impact thousands of students and teachers of Delhi Government schools.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sisodia, who also holds the Education portfolio said, “Our government is very focused on education of children because they are the future. Though we have been working with the British Council but this MoU is to expand the scope of our engagements to skill development of youth and cooperation in Art and culture as well.”
Mr Sisodia also highlighted the fact that for the first time, the MoU which impacts the life and learning of children is being signed in a Government school instead of a Secretariat or a five start hotel.
“Now Delhi Government schools are not only providing good quality education to its students, they are also confident of hosting an important event like this,” he stated.
Among the existing partnership of British Council with Delhi Government, a prominent one is in the area of Spoken English which is being implemented in collaboration with Macmillan Education, impacting the lives of about 12,000 children.
Besides, British Council is also working on a project called ‘Changing Minds Changing Moves’ which incorporates elements of dance and cricket in physical education lessons to support gender equity in the classroom.
The project is being piloted in three Delhi Government schools and may soon be launched and expanded to other schools as well.
The British Council is the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
It also create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries.
Source : UNI-India