Goethe-Institut Bangladesh and its five partner schools have celebrated 10 years of "Schools: Partner for the Future" (PASCH initiative) with a concert by German-Swiss reagga and dancehall band RAGGABUND.
As part of the celebration, the four-member band rocked the audience at the National Theater Hall in Bangla-desh Shilpakala Academyon Monday.
The partner schools are Oxford International School, European Standard School, South Point School and Col-lege, Maple leaf International School and Chittagong Mastermind International School.
Inaugurating the event, Dr Kirsten Hackenbroch, director of the Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, said that over the past 10 years, German as a foreign language became increasingly popular in Bangladesh.
Dr Kirsten said the PASCH partner schools, with their commitment to train teachers and hold interactive for-eign language classes, are setting a crucial basis for this.
"For the future, we look forward to engaging with the alumni, to intensify our global networking, and to sup-port those who are eager to conduct higher studies in Germany. In the name of Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, I would today like to thank all who made the PASCH network in the last years a vibrant space for intercultural exchange!"
The Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy Michael Schultheiß, underlined that learning an-other language opens new perspectives and allows insights into another culture and way of thinking.
"By learning German the students in Bangladesh not only improve their language skills, but also become am-bassadors for the close bilateral relations between Germany and Bangladesh."
During the event, four students were announced as winners of a video competition producing music videos for songs of RAGGABUND.
The first price, participation in a PASCH Youth Camp in Sri Lanka, went to Samiul Gani Daihan and Mehedi Khan Mojish (Oxford International School), the second price went to Shohaib Hossain and Sakiyun Noor (South Point School and College)