Delhi Public School (DPS) Bokaro, not only made Jharkhand but the country proud as it is the only school in India to be selected by the Government of Germany (External Affairs Ministry) with an objective to spread and promote German language in collaboration with ‘Goethe–Institut’ (GI) through ‘PASCH-network’.
“German government has selected only two schools from South Asia to be amongst 38 schools from all over the world, informed school authority. “PASCH stands for Schools Partners for the Future initiatives in the field of education which has a global network of 1800 schools that places a high value on the German Language,” he added.
PASCH is an initiative of the Federal Foreign Office in cooperation with the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA), the Goethe-Institut (GI), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Educational Exchange Service of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Lander in the Federal Republic of Germany (PAD).
As per the information sent by the External Affairs Ministry of Germany, this collaboration entitles DPS Bokaro students for several benefits which include- Fully paid scholarship for students to PASCH youth courses in Germany; German teachers’ training programme; Class observations along with feedback- a mutual effort to improve the teaching quality; German teaching materials for school library; Participation in German cultural events (competitions, workshops etc) and Scholarship for German teacher to Germany, informed the school authority.
“Under this collaboration, DPS Bokaro students will be visiting Germany vis-a-vis to know about the pedagogy imparted besides learning about the culture,” he added.
Expressing her happiness Director and Principal, DPS Bokaro, Dr. Hemlata S Mohan said that it is indeed a proud moment for the school in its educational journey to have been conferred with the coveted global recognition as it is the only school from India to have received this honour this year.
“Our students have to know themselves and connect firmly with their roots, values and most importantly their Indian culture. Identity is always important but we also encourage them to look beyond, recognise and value the incredible opportunities that are created by the diversity and richness that is there across our planet”, remarked Mohan.