Abu Dhabi, July 11, 2012 (PPI-OT): In his capacity as the Chairman of UAE-based Pakistani schools, Ambassador Jamil Ahmed Khan Tuesday mentored the first-ever formal partnership between a Pakistani and Chinese schools a means to further augment the bilateral relations through educational exchanges between the students of the two countries.
Pakistan’s envoy Jamil Khan provided leadership support to this visionary initiative, the first of its kind ever, and was facilitated by the Chief Executive of the CEO Clubs, UAE, Mr. Tariq Ahmed Nizami.
The principal of Pakistan’s Sheikh Khalifa School in Abu Dhabi and representative of Chinese Cixi Experimental Primary School signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at a ceremony held at the Pakistan Embassy. Over time, the Embassy intends to enable similar cooperation between the Pakistani and Chinese elementary educational facilities in other provinces.
In his remarks, Pakistan’s Ambassador to UAE Jamil Khan observed: “This signing of MoU between the two schools will enable the children of the two countries to virtually interact with each other, so that the future generations can form an even stronger bond through mutual learning and cultural sharing.”
The handshake between the two schools is meant to enable educational and cultural exchanges between the students of the two brotherly nations and the initiative include virtually linking the classrooms in Abu Dhabi and China through video link. The virtual classrooms are also meant for interactive language learning exercises in Urdu and Chinese.
Besides the educational endeavours, the students are expected to virtually collaborate with their Chinese counterparts in holding events of cultural significance, such as cooking classes, dress shows and storytelling evenings.
The Chinese Cixi Experimental Primary School has signed off similar agreements with fourteen different schools worldwide including the US, Europe and Australia- and preferred entering into partnership with its Pakistani counterpart in the Emirates.
For more information, Contact:
Miss. Aisha Kiran
Executive Secretary to the Ambassador
Embassy of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Abu Dhabi