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OCB Success Stories - March 2023

EMA with the European Union Delegation in Guinea

The Outreach and Capacity Building Unit had an insightful meeting with Ms. Olga de Azaola Gonzalez, Program Officer of the European Union Delegation (EUD) in Guinea, on February 16th, 2022. The meeting was attended by three OCB representatives, including Director Mr. Rajon Bhuiyan, CR-Net Coordinator Ms. Ana Janjusevic, and EMA Country Representative for Guinea, Mr. Doumbouya Elhadj Fode Mahmoud.

The OCB unit and Ms. Gonzalez discussed various ways in which EMA can help spread the word about the EMJM opportunities available in Guinea. Ms. Gonzalez expressed her appreciation for EMA's efforts in supporting the Erasmus+ programme, and the OCB team was pleased to collaborate with the EUD in this regard.

The meeting provided a valuable opportunity for the OCB unit to exchange ideas and explore potential avenues for cooperation with the EUD in Guinea. The EMA team looks forward to building a strong partnership with the EUD and promoting the benefits of the EMJM programme in the region.

EMA Bangladesh celebrates International Mother Language Day 2023

In November 1999, the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated February 21st as International Mother Language Day.

The idea to celebrate International Mother Language Day was the initiative of Bangladesh. The day brought attention to the historical language movement and the deaths of martyrs in Bangladesh in 1952.

The day honours languages and multilingualism as powerful ways to unite people and help the world grow.

In light of this, EMA Bangladesh took the initiative to mark International Mother Language Day to express the world in its variety, pledging to preserve the diversity of languages as a shared legacy and striving for quality education – in mother tongues – for everyone. You can see the video they created to mark the occasion here.

EMA Sri Lanka holds an Erasmus Mundus information session

A virtual information session on Erasmus Mundus Joint Master (EMJM) Programs and Scholarships was organised by the Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA) Sri Lanka on Sunday, 29th January 2023, with more than 100 participants.

EMA Country Representatives Duleeka Gunarathne and Kishan Amarasinghe, and Manthila Perera, a current EMJM scholar moderated the program. Duleeka started the session by highlighting the features of EMJM programs and scholarships, followed by Kishan giving an overview of the search and application process of EMJM programs. Then, Manthila presented the details of mandatory document requirements and the Europass CV template. Finally, Kishan gave his insights on preparing a personal statement or motivation letter highlighting essential elements. The session concluded with a Q&A session in which all attendees’ questions were answered.

A recording of the session can be found on the EMA Sri Lanka YouTube channel


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