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Program links RI, British students through sports

  • Sri Wahyuni

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 11 2008   /  12:32 pm

The world is shrinking. Young people interact with their virtual pals as much as with their classmates. Teachers are just keeping up with their pupils and becoming learners as well. Schools are no longer the only institution providing knowledge, experience and life skills. This image is no fantasy, especially for the British Council which has launched the Pompey Double Club Indonesia program to help bridge the gap between students in Indonesia and the UK. Combining the excitement of learning English, the love of sports and intercultural experiences, the program is held in partnership with Pompey Double Club Portsmouth,the Asian Soccer Academy and Muhammadiyah, Indonesia's second biggest Muslim organization. "What we do is build cultural relations between countries," said British Council director of learning and creativity, Christopher Palmer, on the sidel...