Amaravati : A group of 10 students from Andhra Pradesh visited the United States of America on an educational tour. The delegation was sent by the Department of School Education as a part of state’s mission towards “a transformative journey to revamp its school education system, aiming to mould students into future-ready, global citizens.”
The students were in the US for a fortnight from September 15 to 28, all students were from grades 9 to 12.
There they met and interacted with officials from the United Nations as well as faculty and executives at US and global institutes during an educational tour to the country.
The tour was designed to give the young meritorious students a broader perspective on global sustainability and the educational landscape around the world, according to a statement.
Many of the students hail from humble backgrounds. D Jyosthna, 15, hailing from Ramanakkapeta village in the Kakinada district, said she was “delighted” to get the “wonderful” opportunity to travel to the US and visit global institutions including the UN and World Bank.
During the trip, the group visited the UN headquarters and interacted with officials and leaders as they attended the Sustainable Development Goals Summit. They also took part in the ‘Educate a Child Programme’ hosted by the Centre for Sustainable Development at Columbia University and held discussions with students from various countries like Uganda and Kenya on issues such as sustainable development goals, environment and education.
As part of the group discussions, the Andhra Pradesh delegation highlighted steps taken by the state government to transform the education sector through several measures such as improving school infrastructure, providing balanced and nutritious diet, improved internet connectivity and introduction of bilingual textbooks, the statement said.
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