Christ Junior College is organizing an Indo-Sweden Socio-Cultural Exchange Programme in collaboration with Lerum Gymnasium, Lerum near Gothenburg, Sweden. The programme will promote service learning and a comparative understanding of the socio-economic conditions of the people in developed and developing countries. It will focus on the Sweden's educational system, economy, culture and family values.
Christ Junior College has initiated an Indo-German Exchange Programme in collaboration with St. Anna Secondary School, Munich under the guidance of Goethe Institute, Max Mueller Bhavan, Delhi through its Indo German School Partnership Programme. During the programme Christ Junior College participants will spend two weeks at Munich, stay at their respective German exchange partner's home, participate in St. Anna Secondary School classes and the school life and understand Germany's educational, work and family culture. Along with the German exchange partners, the Christ Junior College participants will work on a project that will intellectually stimulate and create learning experiences for all involved. German exchange partners will visit India too and stay with the Christ Junior College participants' home for two weeks, thereby, fostering understanding between two cultures and two nations.
During the course of the programme the participants will also learn basic German, adding another feather to their linguistic competence.
This is a learning experience in a tie-up with Catholic Junior College, Singapore that will give the participants not only an exposure to international academic culture but also the functioning of different government agencies of a developed country like Singapore and how it manages its civil infrastructure and civil amenities. It is an eye opener for us Indians on how effective public administration can transform the life of its citizens. The cultural exposure that a Christite gets in the programme is phenomenal considering the fact that Singapore is a melting pot of Chinese, Malays and Indians.
The project work for the programme makes the participants do the classroom observations intently and gain insights from each visit that they make in Singapore and inscribe it not only on the sheets of the project files but in the recesses of their minds; be it Land Transport Authority, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Marina Barrage, Singapore Zoo or the Sentosa Island. The bond that cuts across cultures gets manifested in the cultural exchanges and cultural performances that happen during the immersions.
During their India immersion, Catholic Junior College students study the paradox of India's economic transformation post liberalization, in short, the impact of globalization on India.