Pakistan-Brazil Educational cooperation encouraged
A cheerful ceremony was arranged by the Ambassador of Brazil, His Excellency Alfredo Leoni, in Islamabad, to celebrate the successful completion of Portuguese language course by 16 Pakistani students.
The certificate awarding ceremony was a proud moment for jubilant students and their Portuguese language teacher, Patricia Cassolatto.
H.E. Alfredo Leoni presented certificates to 16 Pakistani students who successfully complete the Portuguese language course held at the Embassy. More than 120 students have graduated in Pakistan since 2012.
Acknowledging the effort of the students to learn a language so different than their native one, the Ambassador highlighted the significance of educational cooperation in bringing together Brazil and Pakistan. He also assured his commitment to develop the Portuguese course and educational cooperation with Pakistan.
“Educational cooperation is an extraordinary feature of the Brazilian partnership with Pakistan. In last few years, the Brazilian government began offering placements in world-class universities of Brazil for the Pakistani students,” Mr. Alfredo Leoni stated.
The developing educational cooperation between Pakistan and Brazil, which also encompasses a Program for Exchange Students in Brazil for undergraduate and graduate level, is part of the initiative to introduce Portuguese language to Pakistanis and to bring the people of two countries closer.
The embassy will offer the course again in March 2015 with basic, intermediate and advanced levels, free of charge. The duration of each level is six months. Classes take place at the embassy in the afternoon from Monday to Thursday. Applications are available at the embassy’s website.