With its 2008 initiative “Schools: Partners for the Future “(PASCH) Germany’s Federal Foreign Office launched a worldwide programme for the development and advancement of German language education at distinguished schools. This initiative is coordinated by the Federal Foreign Office and implemented in cooperation with the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad (ZfA), the Goethe-Institut, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Educational Exchange Service of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (PAD).
The objective of the programme is to awaken interest for the German language, modern Germany and its society in young people. The PASCH initiative promotes German language education at schools, inter-cultural meetings, and the development of an international learning community for schools. The PASCH initiative offers additional learning opportunities to guarantee a sustainable level of qualification for students as well as teachers, thereby increasing the competencies of young people for academic studies in Germany and their future careers. The initiative aims to establish authentic and long-term relationships with Germany, and to motivate the schools, teachers and students to engage in cooperation and an open exchange of ideas with each other.
PASCH encompasses a worldwide network of nearly 2,000 PASCH schools with special connections to Germany.
In light of the above and as part of the initiative “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) the prolongation of the Agreement of Cooperation between the Goethe-Institut Brüssel, represented by Mr Gerhard Salbeck, Coordinator in Southwestern Europe for Schools: Partners for the Future and St Margaret College Middle School Cospicua, St Margaret College Secondary School Verdala, St Thomas More College Secondary School, Zejtun and Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School Naxxar, represented by Mr George Psaila, Head of College Network St Thomas More College, Directorate for Educational Services and the PASCH Coordinator for the Maltese Schools Ms Erica Kawka Armeni, Education Officer German, has been signed on Monday 23rd May 2022 at Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School, Naxxar. This Agreement is valid for a period of 3 years. Another renewal of this Agreement of Cooperation is possible only after evaluation of the cooperation and on approval of both Parties to this Agreement.