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Czech camp calling pupils

Ranchi, April 8: Five students from the city’s ICSE schools will leave for Czech Republic tomorrow to participate in a week-long International Students’ Camp, starting from April 10.

Sixty students from Poland, the UK, Belgium and France are participating in this camp. It is organised by Partners Czech that aims to create students’ statement on millennium development goal (MDG) — which includes ending poverty, ensuring primary education to all and attaining the green earth mission.

The topic, which was incorporated into the syllabus of St Xavier’s School only in 2008, has to be realised by 2015 by ensuring maximum participation of youths.

The programme was launched by Belgium-based NGO, Studio Globu, in 2007 in association with France, Poland, the UK, Czech Republic, India and Senegal. In Jharkhand, Animation Rural Outreach Service, an NGO, is providing necessary support to the students. It has organised the trip.

The students are Shivam Kumar and Anirban Dutta from St Xavier’s School, Atul Singh from St Francis School and Sukanya Pandey and Ayushi of Sacred Heart Convent. All study in Class X.

During their week-long stay abroad, the students will take part in quiz and deliver notes on MDG, mainly poverty and hunger. Besides, a documentary Jharkhand’s Poor, will be screened on April 14.

St Xavier’s School principal Father Ajit Khess said the students were selected on the basis of their performance in MDG after three years of preparation. They will focus on two main aspects of MDG — poverty and hunger.

Students were quite enthusiastic about the trip. Shivam Kumar of St Xavier’s said: “As part of the MDG course, we visited Sundarpur village in Gumla and planted 900 saplings. I will tell the world how we aspire to attain the green mission.”

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