The 7th National Forum on Education for International Understanding & Roundtable AFS One Classroom Initiative was organised by China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and AFS Intercultural Programs China from 16th-21st October in Beijing, China wherein we had Educators G R Ramesh, and Vallabhbhai Patel along with Board Members Joseph Kwok, Angela Roye(President, AFS Asia Pacific Initiative & Board Chair, AFS India) representing AFS India in the same. The convention offered an opportunity to link100 schools from China and participating countries to facilitate dialogue, intercultural learning, and global competence acquisition by actively engaging in online classroom exchanges, educational program training for teachers and students, intercultural learning training programs.

 Hear what our participants have to say about their experience:

India Educator with the President of AFS Intercultural Programs

 Mr. G R Ramesh, Principal, The Chettinad Public School shares, “At the outset, THANK YOU for having given the opportunity to participate in the Conference. It was a great learning experience and certainly paved way for taking a step closer towards the schools in China. Apart from attending the plenary session of the conference, we got the opportunity to sign the INTENTION OF SETTING UP PARTNERSHIP ON AFS ONE CLASSROOM with 4 schools”

“In a nutshell, the conference was very fruitful and enabled strengthening the bond of relationship with the schools in China. Thanks for the opportunity once again. “


Mr. Vallabhbhai Maneklal Patel,  President, Kadi Sarva Vishwa Vidyalaya ,Chairman, Sarva Vidyalaya Kelvani Mandal, Gandhinagar & Kadi espresses “It was really a fascinating experience to witness the functioning of schools in China. I was impressed by the ambiance, discipline and the congenial environment.

Virtual classes should be provided to those students specially who would be visiting India under the exchange program. This would make them aware about our school, Institution, ongoing activities, environment festivals and overall culture.


By participating in Virtual Exchange, who do not belong to financially sound families would get apt worldwide exposure in different areas of intercultural education and global awareness. Overall the meet culminated with positive and idea for further development for the same. It was a wonderful learning experience. I would like to extend my thanks to AFS National office for giving such a good opportunity for the same.”