Mr. Sardison (fourth from left) representing KEPRI Governor Ansar Ahmad and Mrs. Any Lindawaty (third from left), KEPRI Head of Human Resource Development, Singapore Consul-General in Batam Gavin Ang and the trainers from SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, Mr. Paul Dixon and Ms. Elsa Yow

The Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP) has recommenced its longstanding course in the English language, meant for officials from KEPRI (Kepulauan Riau or Riau Islands Province) government, with the aim of enhancing their professional communication abilities and supporting sustainable development in collaborating nations

THE SCP has resumed its long-running English language course for officials from the KEPRI government, starting on 4th May 2023. The two-week course is designed to improve participants’ English language skills in a professional setting and has been a regular initiative of the SCP since 2004.

More than 300 civil servants from the KEPRI government have participated in the course over the years, making it a valuable capacity building programme for the region. The SCP is delighted to resume the course post-COVID-19 and continue its support for the professional development of KEPRI officials.

The course is a testament to the SCP’s commitment to sharing its development experience and expertise with its partner countries. By providing capacity building support, the SCP aims to contribute to the sustainable development of its partners.

40 people will participate in this year’s run. Over two weeks, they will be doing a blended-learning programme consisting of face-to-face and independent online learning.

The SCP’s English language course for KEPRI officials is just one example of the various initiatives under the programme. With over 150,000 alumni from more than 180 developing countries, territories, and intergovernmental organisations, the SCP has made significant contributions to capacity building and sustainable development around the world.

Sourced from SG Embassy in Jakarta