Thursday 21 January 2016

The British Council is conducting a week-long International Study Visit (ISV) with 25- 30 young volunteers from different countries.  The young volunteers are visiting Bangladesh to participate in a 5-day workshop and a 2-day community visit as part of the ‘Active Citizens’ programme, which is a social leadership training programme that promotes intercultural dialogue and community-led social development. The programme is slated to run from January 16, 2015 to January 23, 2016.

The activities are designed to bring together partners, facilitators and participants from diverse backgrounds around the world. During the program, participants will share insights and knowledge on how they are engaged in social activities in their own country and culture, the challenge they have been facing, and their accomplishments.

Students from participating countries including the United Kingdom, Sudan, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Ukraine, Lebanon, Vietnam, Myanmar and Bangladesh have participated in the programme. The key objective of the ISV is to increase understanding of the power of global networks engaged in social development. Through these events, like-minded individuals can network, share learning and understand the value of intercultural dialogue. 

Active Citizens is a global programme run by the British Council and its partners in over 30 countries. It promotes community cohesion and development through capacity building of young leaders for civic engagement and volunteering.

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We work in more than 100 countries and our 8,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the arts and delivering education and society programs. 

 All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally.

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