CEE Himalaya was represented by Mr. Mubashir Sultan Zargar, Project Officer, CEE Baramulla and RCE Srinagar at the first Asian Regional Planning and Training Meeting from January 18-21, 2017 at University Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) in Nilai, Kuala Lumpur, Republic of Malaysia under the global project: ‘Reorienting Education and Training Systems to Improve Lives of Indigenous and Marginalized Youth'.
This was the first meeting under the project for the Asian Region. It was organised jointly by Charles A. Hopkins, UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Teacher Education to address Sustainability at York University and University Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM). Around 15 participants from New Zealand, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Australia, India and Malaysia participated in the meeting.
Mr. Mubashir Zargar presented the proposed idea of CEE Himalaya to address the education system of Mobile Schools or Seasonal Schools running in Kashmir Division of state of Jammu and Kashmir for children of Gujjars and Bakarwals , the cattle rearing transhumant (people practicing seasonal migration) in the valleys of Jammu and Kashmir. CEE Himalaya also intends to submit a proposal on the same to Mr. Charles A. Hopkins.
‘Reorienting Education and Training Systems to Improve Lives of Indigenous and Marginalized Youth' is a global project which intends to generate academic research into how schools and formal education systems could change to meet local education needs of the indigenous and marginalized youth in traditional communities in a better way and to develop recommendations to assist Education leaders worldwide.