The Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS) and Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TTWREIS) have signed an agreement with the Institut Français en Inde (IFI) to introduce French language in their schools. Initially, French will be taught in about 20 TSWREIS/TTWREIS schools, and depending on student interest, it may be expanded to other schools. The language will be taught from Classes V to XII.
As part of the collaboration, the French Institute will train teachers from TSWREIS and TTWREIS in communicative French. Students will also have access to cultural and academic resources provided by the institute. Learning French offers various benefits such as improved job prospects, better understanding of different cultures, access to higher education institutions, enhanced cognitive abilities, opportunities for travel, and personal development.
Dr E Naveen Nicolas, secretary of TSWREIS & TTWREIS, emphasized the importance of education in achieving social justice. The government of Telangana, through TSWREIS & TTWREIS, has been dedicated to strengthening educational opportunities for children from historically marginalized communities. This partnership not only opens doors to success in a connected world but also focuses on building the capacity of teachers to teach French in the long term.