Prince Daniel visits a Swedish education project in India

On Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 February, Prince Daniel visited India to find out about the Swedish Industry for Quality Education in India project.

The visit began in New Delhi. On the Wednesday morning, The Prince met embassy staff to find out more about diplomatic work. The Prince was then given a short tour of the Indian capital.

Prince Daniel during the tour of New Delhi.

Prince Daniel during the tour of New Delhi. Photo: Johan Tegel/The Royal Court of Sweden

During a lunch reception, The Prince met representatives from Swedish companies working in India, incubators, organisations within civil society and India's Ministry of External Affairs.

Prince Daniel during a lunch reception at the embassy.

Prince Daniel during a lunch reception at the embassy. Photo: Johan Tegel/The Royal Court of Sweden

Visit to Assam

On the Thursday, Prince Daniel travelled to the Kamrup district in Assam, northeast India.

Here, he visited the Swedish Industry for Quality Education in India project, which aims to improve education for 30,000 children in Assam. The project is run by Pratham Sweden, and is a collaboration between ten Swedish businesses in India and the Stockholm School of Economics.

Pratham's after-school study circle in the village of Baro Chupa.

Pratham's after-school study circle in the village of Baro Chupa. Photo: Johan Tegel/The Royal Court of Sweden

The Prince was joined by representatives from the Swedish businesses that are currently visiting India to follow up on the project. The Thursday morning included a visit to pupils, teachers and parents at Sathdola Primary School in Hajo. The Prince and the delegation then continued to Dampur Primary School.

Visiting Pratham's teaching at Dampur Primary School.

Visiting Pratham's teaching at Dampur Primary School. Photo: Johan Tegel/The Royal Court of Sweden

Pratham's project also includes teaching at after-school study circles. The Prince visited one such group during the afternoon in the village of Baro Chupa near Hajo.