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Phase 4 of British Council’s ‘Connecting Classrooms’ kicks off

  • Published at 12:55 am October 30th, 2018
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British Council Education Director David Maynard addresses the gathering at the launch of ‘Connecting Classrooms’ held at British Council in Dhaka University premises on Monday, October 29, 2018 Courtesy

Bangladesh Education Secretary Md Sohrab Hossain officially launched the program at the British Council office in Dhaka University campus

British Council launches phase four of their project-based program “Connecting Classrooms” on Monday. 

Bangladesh Education Secretary Md Sohrab Hossain officially launched the program at the British Council office in Dhaka University campus.

Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning program – a project of British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID) of UK government – supports schools internationally to learn about and collaborate on the big issues that shape the world.

Marking World Teachers’ Day (October 5) and celebrating contribution of teachers, a group of students shared their thoughts about their teachers and expressed their gratitude to them for their contribution to the betterment of their lives. 

Few teachers also shared their unique stories regarding how they have made changes in their teaching-learning methods and how they have worked towards creating an environment in their schools for enhanced learning. 

The joint celebrations were dedicated to support and celebrate teachers across the world, and demonstrate the joint commitment of the British Council and DFID for the cause. 

Education Director of British Council David Maynard addressed the event. South Asian Regional Education and English Academic Lead - Amy Lightfoot presented a keynote speech on global learning.

Presiding over the session as chief guest, Md Sohrab Hossain said: “The world has become more complex now and our younger generations need to have appropriate knowledge and skill to ensure a better future. Along with many education initiatives, ‘Connecting Classrooms’ will contribute to ensure that better future.”

Addressing the event as a special guest, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Alison Blake CMG said: “Such initiatives by British Council will prepare the younger generation of Bangladesh for a better future. The step will also contribute to build up an enriched generation.”

She also said: “‘Connecting Classrooms’ program is strengthening the relationships between two countries. UK and Bangladesh are like friends.”

She expressed hope that Connecting Classrooms would contribute more to strengthen the relationship between UK and Bangladesh and other countries. 

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