UNICEF and CBSE join hands to develop 21st century skills among Indian students.

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Rhythm Mehrok
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UNICEF and CBSE join hands to develop 21st century skills among Indian students

CBSE is the most popular board in the country with over 24,000 schools affiliated to it within the country and around 240 schools abroad. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had partnered with UNICEF and YuWaah earlier to enhance the quality of education pupils receive. 

YuWaah or Generation Unlimited (GenU) is an international alliance which was introduced in India by UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) in 2019. It acts as a platform that connects young people with the commercial sector, governments, international and local organisations to help them become involved citizens. In India, it aims at creating better opportunities for the youth through improved skill development, education and employment. 

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As a part of this collaboration, CBSE, UNICEF and YuWaah are going to take steps towards encouraging career counselling for students. Making volunteering and social work more accessible for students is also on the agenda. The partnership aims at developing holistic, future-oriented skills to create young 21st century leaders. According to the officials, a statement was signed to set forth the areas of partnership and significant milestones. 

The Passport to Earning (P2E) project for CBSE students, under which they would be upskilled with essential 21st-century abilities mapped to CBSE's employability skills curriculum, was also approved at the meeting.

The effort will be expanded based on the trial run. The aim is to reach all kids through improved, wider teacher training and capacity building programs. UNICEF, Generation Unlimited, Microsoft, and Accenture are partners in this multi-stakeholder, international cooperation that includes the P2E programme. 

Source: NDTV 

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