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CBSE, UNICEF and YuWaah collaborate to skill youngsters



The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has joined hands with UNICEF and YuWaah to work collaboratively on developing life skills, mentoring on career development while enabling access and engagement of students in volunteering opportunities.

Through this partnership, these organisations will roll-out the Passport to Earning (P2E) initiative for CBSE students wherein they will be upskilled with key 21st century skills mapped with CBSE’s employability skills curriculum. On the basis of this, the pilot run initiative will then be extended to students all over India, in addition to teacher-training and capacity-building to enable it.

The initiative has been launched in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) and CBSE’s ongoing initiative of Handbook on 21st Century and Employability Skills coursework. Experts wish to move away from rote learning and promote the importance of skills among students.

“It also recommends instilling skills in students, right from the school level. Passport to Earning is one of the initiatives supported by the Board towards achieving this goal. In time, we may explore integrating P2E with the Skill Hubs Initiative of the Government of India. We, at CBSE, welcome this initiative as it would provide our students an opportunity to learn 21st century skills which are relevant in current times. This will help in shaping them into productive citizens in the future,” said Nidhi Chhibber, Chairperson at CBSE.