British Council Nepal awarded International School Award to 23 schools in Nepal, at the virtual award ceremony held on 20 October 2020. The programme and award are endorsed by the Center for Education and Human Resource Development (CEHRD) and this is the 8th year that Nepali Schools are being awarded through this programme. At the virtual ceremony held on 20 October, 23 schools from nine districts were awarded full award, who are now eligible to use the coveted International School Award kite mark along with their school logo on all the official materials for a period of three years. The trophy and certificates of merits will be sent to the schools. 163 schools from all over Nepal initially working on International School Award last year, but due to Covid-19 only 28 schools submitted their dossiers. The remaining schools aims to submit their portfolio of work next year for the full award. “The Connecting Classrooms project including the International School Award aligns well with the priorities of the School Sector Development Plan and the national educational priorities of the Government of Nepal. This programme helps to instil life-long learning and necessary skills required for the 21-st century skills which I echo is very crucial in the holistic development of the students”. As said by Dr. Girman Thapa, Deputy Director, CEHRD. “International School Award under the Connecting Classrooms programme is a global accreditation scheme recognising good practice in incorporating international dimension in schools. It is endorsed by the Centre for Human Resource and Education Department (CEHRD) since 2012. Since then, more than 542 schools across Nepal have already participated & 151 schools have been successfully accredited under ISA. We have connected Nepali schools to more than 119 schools from the UK till date for a reciprocal learning from each other”. As said by Shahida MacDougall, Country Director, British Council in Nepal.