Updated: April 20, 2022 3:47 am IS
New Delhi [India]April 20 (ANI): Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia said Tuesday Bhutan has shown keen interest in adopting the Delhi government’s Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum (EMC) framework in its schools.
An orientation meeting was held with officials from Bhutan’s Ministry of Education on Tuesday in the presence of dignitaries from the country.
Speaking of the collaboration with Bhutan, Sisodia said: “It is good to see a movement to integrate an entrepreneurial mindset among students is gaining momentum. The Government of Delhi is extremely proud that the Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum will now reach students beyond the borders of India.”
Sisodia also said the cooperation will further strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries and give Delhi an opportunity to learn from the revolutionary ideas of Bhutan’s Department of Education in the field of student assessment, inclusive education and curriculum design.
The Deputy Prime Minister added that the Delhi government has learned a lot from Bhutan since the implementation of the Happiness Curriculum.
“We are deeply inspired by the Bhutanese government and the importance they place on the happiness of Bhutanese people. Developing the EMC was the second step in our Happiness Curriculum aimed at developing a happy and economically healthy nation,” he said.
Bhutanese Ministry of Education officials said that they recently introduced the entrepreneurship curriculum in their schools in 2021.
According to the officials, they saw a great opportunity to learn from the model of the Delhi government’s EMC and the world’s largest student-run startup program, Business Blasters.
Impressed by the EMC framework, Acting Director of the Department of Curriculum and Professional Development at the Ministry of Education of the Royal Government of Bhutan, Wangpo Tenzin said: “COVID has been devastating for all of us and has taught us lessons about uncertainty. In a situation like this, it’s important for us to teach our children to be professionally healthy and prepare them to face any challenge in life.”
Convinced that a curriculum like EMC will help Bhutanese students to improve their skills, thought processes and ideas in a way that they can support themselves and the country, Tenzin said: “The adoption of the Delhi government’s framework for EMC will become ours benefit children economically. I firmly believe that this collaboration will be an opportunity for Bhutanese teachers to learn more about pedagogical practices to successfully instill an entrepreneurial mindset in the students in the country.”
During the orientation meeting with the officials of Bhutan’s Ministry of Education, Director of Education Himanshu Gupta presented an overview of the EMC framework and explained the Business Blasters model.
The Business Blasters program was launched in September 2021 for students in grades 11 and 12 at Delhi Government School.
The aim is to inculcate in children the belief that they should have an entrepreneurial mindset in any job they do. (ANI)