Beyond this, the Foundation’s commitment is reflected through the long-term relationship between the foundation and the participants, with several teachers involved since the first year of EETP and the progress of participating pupils tracked over three years to ensure consistent development of their English proficiency.
Commenting on the evolving nature of the programme, Renuka Indrarajah, Trustee of GAB Foundation said, “Over the past six years, EETP has significantly contributed to raising English proficiency and we are fully committed to improving upon this successful track-record. To do so, we continuously look to evolve and refine EETP to reflect the changing needs of pupils, while incorporating new aspects that can help mould other facets of their lives.”
“In line with this ambition and our long standing W.A.T.E.R Project, this year’s EETP features an increased emphasis on water and river conservation to create new green leaders who are empowered to help safe-guard the long-term quality of our rivers. Additionally, oral assessments will be made a permanent component to help build confidence amongst students in conversing in English,” she added.