According to an official release on October 24, UNESCO will roll out a pilot project in Arunachal Pradesh soon in the fields of education, HIV/AIDs awareness and Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in collaboration with the state government for benefit of youths with special focus on adolescent population.
Chief of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) India, Dr Alisher Umarov during a meeting with chief minister Nabam Tuki recently expressed the willingness of UNESCO to increase the scope of youths for a better future, according to the official statement.
At a time when several UN Agencies are working towards programmes related to vulnerability of youths, Dr Umarov during the meeting elaborated on the themes and projects being implemented by UNESCO all over the world and India.
Tuki while welcoming UNESCO to work in Arunachal Pradesh called for a collaborative approach between UN Agencies and the state government to work towards ensuring quality education and awareness programmes to prepare the youth for the 21st century.
The chief minister agreed with the UNESCO officials regarding the need to regularly update the school curriculum by incorporating new developments and studies.
He also mentioned that teachers’ training is an important component of ensuring quality education and appealed UNESCO to help the state in this regard.
While reiterating his commitment to increase the level of awareness of HIV/AIDS in the state, Tuki mentioned that Arunachal Pradesh was the state which gave a fillip to the activities of UNAIDS in India by organising mass awareness programmes in the state last year, the statement said.
He also outlined the activities of his government for welfare of youth and students that also included special emphasis on skill development and employment generation.
Tuki suggested that in order to increase the effectiveness of the pilot project of UNESCO, proper plans need to be made to include the target population right from the block up to the district levels.States