Youth camp under German initiative kicks off

New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) As part of a German government initiative to link schools across the world under the Schools: Partners for the Future (PASCH) programme, a youth camp began here Monday.

Over 100 students and teachers from South Asia are partcipating in the week-long camp.

Students from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan are participating in the camp which was inaugurated Monday. They would learn German and connect with each other through workshops and sightseeing trips, a statement from the German embassy said.

German ambassador Michael Steiner, addressing the inauguration function, said the students were united in their eagerness to learn the German language and know about Germany.

“Germany and your countries are complementary in many ways: We have what you need and we need what you have,” he said.

The PASCH programme of the German Foreign Office was inaugurated at the Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj – the first German partner school in India.

The programme, being implemented by the Max Mueller Bhavan and Goethe-Institut, has around 1,500 schools worldwide under the network. In India, there are 44 schools, including 12 in Delhi as part of the network, the embassy statement said.

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