10-member students' team from Andhra Pradesh attend UN education forum in New York
All these students would participate in seminars and hold discussions at the UN, World Bank, US Department of State and Columbia University and were also invited to visit the White House in Washington DC
AMARAVATI: For the first time, a team of 10 students from Government schools in Andhra Pradesh headed to the United States of America (USA) on a State-sponsored exposure trip to be part of a United Nations (UN) conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The student team includes eight girls and two boys. They are M Sivalingamma from AP Social Welfare Residential School, Kurnool, M Chandralekha, a pass out of Navodaya School, G Ganesh Anjana Sai, P Gayathri and V Yogeswari from IIIT, Nuzvid, D Jyotsna from Dr BR Ambedkar Gurukul School, C Rajeswari and Shaik Ammajan from IIIT Idupulapaya campus and P Manaswini from KGBV, GL Puram.
All these students would stay for a fortnight in the US where they would participate in seminars and hold discussions at esteemed institutions like the United Nations, World Bank, US Department of State and Columbia University. During their visit, the students were also invited to visit the White House in Washington DC.
“The main objective of this international tour is to give meritorious children from Andhra Pradesh a global platform to learn, discuss and express their knowledge and share new ideas with the world. This will instill confidence in these children and foster their ability to speak with clarity and conviction in large meetings on aspects of development,” said AP education department officials.
Apart from speaking about Sustainable Development, these students would also showcase educational reforms undertaken in Andhra Pradesh like Naadu Nedu, Jagananna Ammavodi, Jagananna Vidya Kanuka, Jagananna Vidya Deevena, Jagananna Vasathi Deevena which gained a worldwide recognition.
As part of their tour, the students would also elaborate how the Andhra Pradesh Government under the leadership of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, transformed the education sector by introducing bilingual textbooks, tablets, digital classrooms, English education and curriculum reforms.