Monday 18 August 2014

Students, head teachers and teachers from more than 30 schools across Afghanistan will attend British Council’s most welcomed educational programme- Student Council at Rabiya Balkhi High School from 17 August to 18 August, 2014 to discuss students’ active participation in improving the overall schools’ environment and present the achievements and challenges during the last 6 months. 

Student Councils work towards:

•Improved behaviour 

•Increased attendance 

•Strengthened, shared school ethos that create a feeling of ‘our school’ among students and staff

•Better levels of attainment, including improved exam results 

Distinguished guests from the Ministry of Education and the British Council will attend the closing ceremony on Monday 18th August at 14:00 p.m. 

Speakers:

1.Dr Ghulam Farooq Wardak- Minister of Education, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

2.John Mitchell- Country Director, British Council Afghanistan

 The British Council has started its cooperation with Ministry of Education in 2008 and now we are working with more than 400 schools across the country in deferent areas. Our aim is to support Afghanistan Ministry of Education in the areas of Schools Leadership, Schools Partnership, English Language training and establishing Student Councils.

 

Notes to Editor

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We are a Royal Charter charity, established as the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. Our 7,000 staff in over 100 countries work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year through English, arts, education and society programmes. Our work in Afghanistan focuses on helping develop the next generation of Afghan leaders. We provide opportunities for emergent leaders and professionals, helping stabilise and develop Afghanistan through our work in Arts, Education and Society, and English.

A quarter of our funding comes from a UK government grant and we earn the remainder from services which customers pay for, education and development contracts we bid for, and from partnerships. 

For more information, please visit: www.britishcouncil.af

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