AFS Bangalore in collaboration with its partner school Global City International School organised its 2nd Annual Inter-school Educational Fest on 3rd November 2017. This event was the brainchild of AFS India Board Chairperson, Angela Roye.
It was attended by around seventy participants from thirteen schools from various parts of Bangalore. The program consisted of literary, visual and performing arts competitions. AFS volunteers and GCIS Teachers were amazed to see so many bright young minds gathered in one place and the competition was really a tough one.
We are very pleased to share that all the following four objectives were achieved during the fest this year.
- Create an intercultural awareness among young students, which will enable them to be future global citizens.
- Bringing cultures together to reduce the barriers of communication and remove stereotypes.
- Promote Internationalism through literary, visual and performing art activities among young children.
- Raise awareness about AFS India and its programs.
AFS Exchange students from different parts of India also participated in the fest and conducted workshops on their home countries and cultures. While interacting with the participants, they shared some adjustment tips and talked about the value of AFS exchange programs to promote intercultural learning.
AFS Bangalore Chapter President, Mrs. Vasudha K Tavag along with AFS India Board Chairperson, Mrs. Angela Roye had a meeting with all the teacher representatives from the schools which participated in the fest and briefed them about AFS, its various programs, activities and their importance in today’s interconnected world.
The fest was ended by singing the AFS Song after the prize distribution ceremony.
It was great! Vibrant! The AFS Bangalore chapter and GCIS created a globalised environment for all the participants of the fest. The victory lies in building international bridges, inspiring love for other cultures, languages and open minds! All the participants enjoyed the fest as much as the AFS Bangalore chapter volunteers and the GCIS team who organised it.