Connecting Globally with German

PASCH is the acronym for the “Schools: Partners for the Future” programme of the German Foreign Office. The Max Mueller Bhavan/ Goethe-Institut is instrumental in implementing the programme around the globe. The major aims of the programme are to bring the German language and culture closer to young learners as also to network these young people with each other through global and local programmes.

One such programme is the youth camp PASCH organizes in cooperation with the DPS Society for learners from Asia in Delhi Public School, RK Puram in May. Running under the title “HURRAH DEUTSCH!” it celebrates the joy, learning a new language and culture brings to students.

This year the camp has taken a truly multinational and multicultural character. The Max Mueller Bhavan has invited over a 100 young students from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India to spend a week together learning German and connecting with each other. The thread that connects them is the love for the German language.

The camp was inaugurated on the 23rd of May by the Chairman, Delhi Public Society, Mr. Ashok Chandra in the presence of Mr. Markus Biechele, Regional Director, Language, South Asia, Max Mueller Bhavan. Dr D.R. Saini welcomed all guests and presided over the function. The inauguration was a joyous occasion with the school band playing with the colorful confetti and the multicolored balloons completing the very festive picture on a surprisingly mild summer morning.