German cultural Institution Goethe-Institut hosted the principals' conferences Pasch progamme virtually to bring together the top staff of the schools supported by the organization.
With the tagline line of 'German ways and ways with German', some 40 principals in northern part of South Asia participated in the three day conference, said a press release issued by the Goethe Institut in New Delhi on Monday.
Cultural and Visa Department of the German Embassy in New Delhi supported the virtual conference.
During the three-day conference, the Pasch Initiative and its goals were discussed in detail and the resulting perspectives for students in South Asia were explored together with the school principals, the release said.
Head of "The initiative Schools: Partners for the Future (Pasch)" for South Asia Veronika Taranzinskaja, said the conference brought discourse and reflection on interconnecting educational issues.
"The digital format of the conference did not allow for real encounters, but we were able to create an intimate exchange between principals and their representatives across the borders of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Iran," Veronika added.
On the opening day of the conference, Director of the Goethe-Institut South Asia region Dr Berthold Franke, Head of Language Department at Headoffice Munich Christoph Veldhues shared thoughts on the school-oriented conference.
The main objectives of Pasch Initiative were introduced such as awakening interest and enthusiasm for Germany, motivating young people to learn German and to create intercultural understanding.
The school principals also received information from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) on living, studying and working in Germany.
Representatives of the AHK with the pro-recognition project showed which professional perspectives, graduates from South Asia can expect, especially with regard to apprenticeships and what support for the recognition of qualifications from Pro Recognition looks like in concrete terms.
A model was also presented on how professional orientation at Pasch schools could take place on which numerous school principals showed interest, the release said.