The “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) initiative was launched in February 2008 by Germany's Federal Foreign Office. PASCH strengthens and creates a global network of more than 2,000 PASCH schools with particular ties to Germany.
With over 2,000 Partner Schools connected in a worldwide network, PASCH is an international learning community that is not only fostering German language learning, but also making a lasting contribution to cultural exchange and improved mutual understanding.
Goethe Institute Bengaluru had organized a PASCH Camp for the students of KLES ' International School on the 23rd and 24th of July. The event took place at Fairfield Marriott.
58 students attended the workshop which was conducted by 3 teachers, Ms Anita ChandraMouli, Ms Usha Unnikrishnan and Mr Tamaghna Sarkar. Ms Seema Jalgar and Ms Vidhya Hampiholi, the German teachers of KLES' International School co-ordinated the event, which was presided by Ms Dipti Ingley, Principal - KLES' International School.
It was a great event of learning and fun.
The popular adage, " I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand", absolutely holds true in the above case.
It was definitely a learning that would never be forgotten!!
Goethe- Institute Pune had organized a conference from 24th June 2022 to 27th June 2022 for all the South- Asian Deutsch teachers associated with PASCH. The conference focused on the physical and mental wellbeing of teachers and brought together German teachers from Belagavi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Srilanka and Vadodara.
Two teachers from KLES' International School, Ms. Seema Jalgar and Mrs. Vidhya Hampiholi also participated in the event.
The conference was addressed by mental health expert psychologists Ms. Nupur Dhakephalkar , Ms. Tanya Anand and Ms. Anuja.
Myriad activities were conducted to improve the mental health among the teachers.
A Heritage walk to Savitri Bai Phule University was also organized by INTACH Pune.
Language is the Road Map of Culture!
KLES’ International School has been a part of the PASCH network since October 2019. It is one of the 45 premier schools selected by the German government that receives support from the Goethe Institution in the teaching and learning of German.
The school is happy to share that Ms. Seema Jalgar[B.A,B. Ed , Goethe Zertifikat A1] and Ms. Vidhya Hampiholi [B. Com., N.T.T, MA (English)] have qualified for the Goethe Institute scholarship to learn the German language this year.
The school congratulates Ms. Seema and Ms. Vidhya and wishes them the best in their forthcoming pursuit of mastering German.
Going Global the German way!
An online two week German digital workshop was attended by Master Sujal Sawant of KLES' International School, Belagavi recently which promoted the learning of the German language along with finding effective solutions for the existing global problems. There were 50 participants from across the globe.
This educational programme at Goethe also included fun-sessions where the children could showcase their talents and win accolades. Sujal narrated that it was an experience to cherish and reach yet another milestone by adding one more feather to his cap.
"He who does not know foreign languages, does not know anything about his own" - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
To enable students to have an international exposure, the school has initiated German language classes. The school is now a part of the prestigious member of the PASCH Program of the German Government in collaboration with Goethe Institute Max Mueller Bhavan.