Roots Millennium Schools’ One World Campus, E-11/4, hosted inauguration ceremony of the German Film Festival 2017 here, says a press release.
Chief guest, Burghard Brinksmeier, Cultural Counsellor of German Embassy in Islamabad graced the occasion along with Mona Kanwal, Manager German Language Department at RMS and Amber Naveed, principal, One World Campus.
The German Film Festival is a free and annual celebration of film and education for schools and young people across the Pakistan. the festival formerly known as the Pasch Film Festival, takes place in the month of November and December. It aims to help educators bring learning to life for 11-19 year old by inspiring young people to watch, make and understand film in new and creative ways. He emphasized on leadership and determination of the youth to make a revolutionary change in Pakistan.
Burghard Brinksmeier expressed immense appreciation for the dedication of the students while also commending the dynamic leadership of Faisal Mushtaq, chief executive of Roots Millennium Schools (RMS). He emphasised the need for active engagement of youth in professional organizations and encouraged more students to participate in German related events at national and international levels thus encouraging student leadership. He ensured his cooperation at all levels for quality education at RMS.
RMS & Goethe Institute Pakistan has signed memorandum of understanding years back. “Schools: Partners for the future”; its goal is to build up a network with partner school to awaken students’ interest in and enthusiasm for modern-day Germany and German society. It is coordinated by the Federal Foreign Office and implemented in cooperation with the Central Agency for School Abroad, the Goethe-Institute, the Education Exchange Service of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Lander in the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Academic Exchange service.
The network of German schools abroad and schools offering the German language certificate will be strengthened and extended. This initiative will thus extend students’ skills preparing them for study in Germany and a subsequent career. The number of full grants for study in Germany is to be doubled for graduates of partner school. The management of RMS is confident that this partnership will provide student the opportunity to build up an early bond with the German Culture and to familiarise them with the German education system by participating in integrated German lessons in its schools. Thus, fostered intercultural dialogue offers new perspective to the young generation and enables them to present themselves as responsible players in the globalised world. Openness to cultural diversity and tolerance towards other people’s distinctiveness are not mutually exclusive.