About the project
A Joint Project by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan (MMB) New Delhi
Experiences from international exchanges have been proven to play a significant role in the development of young peoples' personalities and their later lives. In addition to linguistic and, above all, intercultural skills, they also have a positive effect on later professional prospects.
The "German-Indian Classroom" program initiates and supports partnerships whose cooperation goes above and beyond student exchanges as they are commonly practiced up until this point. The main idea is to prepare the participating students for life and work in a globalized world. Students become acquainted with the other country's culture of working and training and develop a path to a successful partnership while overcoming cultural differences. To achieve this goal, the partner groups work collectively for an entire year on a jointly selected project. This is carried out both in a virtual "German-Indian classroom" as well as during a two-week visit each group pays to the other group.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung is conducting the German-Indian Classroom in 2016-17 for the last time. In March 2016 the jury selected 18 new projects for funding, that will be carried out until November 2017. Since the implementation of the German-Indian Classroom, the Robert Bosch Stiftung supported 80 projects of German-Indian school partnerships with more than 2.800 participants. The schools have been assisted by MMB from a conceptual, organizational, and intercultural standpoint throughout every stage of the program.