In 2008 Goethe Institute started its PASCH project and RIS is one of those schools who initiated this project from the first day of its launching in Pakistan, not only at college level but in primary and high schools also. Since then, with the collaboration of the Goethe Institute, Roots has been able to develop global citizens by implementation of the Foreign Language Programme. The PASCH partner schools’ initiative is a venture into bringing schools from all over the world at one platform. The Goethe Institute plays a key role in developing the PASCH initiative and RIS is an active member of this forum. As a PASCH partner school, students participate in the language youth camps and students’ forums at the regional and international levels at different destinations around the world. The PASCH partner schools also participate in various projects that are shared by schools all over the world. Roots International School has always been in the forefront of all PASCH Schools activities.
What is the PASCH initiative?
PASCH stands for the “Schools: Partners for the Future” initiative. It is a global network of some 1,500 schools that place a high value on German.
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 Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (PAD).
In February 2008 the Federal Foreign Office launched the “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) initiative. The aim of PASCH is to create and strengthen a global network of some 1500 partner schools with special links to Germany. This is designed to arouse and sustain young people’s interest and enthusiasm for modern-day Germany and the German language.
The Federal Foreign Office is responsible for coordinating the PASCH initiative, which is being implemented in cooperation with the Central Agency for Schools Abroad, the Goethe-Institut, the Educational Exchange Service of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Academic Exchange Service.
PASCH is linked to other cultural relations and education policy initiatives worldwide.
Benefits of being a PASCH School
– German teachers take part in training courses and are able to spend time in schools in Germany
– Pupils participate in cultural projects and competitions, thus increasing their fluency in German
– Education-sector decision-makers are invited to take part in fact-finding tours to Germany