AFS India started Interstate Regional Exchange Program to give regional cultural learning to the students of schools within India. The program facilitates exchanges between different schools, giving them an opportunity to learn about different cultures, languages, lifestyles that exist in the country by engaging the students into various extracurricular activities and other learning process such as art, craft, music, dance, calligraphy etc.
Between Choithram School North Campus, Indore (Hosting) and Anand Vidya Vihar, Vadodara (Sending)
By Ms. Chaitali Majumdar, AFS Coordinator, Choithram School North Campus
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste Experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
A group of 10 students and 2 teachers from Anand Vidya Vihar School, Vadodara from 2nd-9th December 2017 December went to Choithram School North Campus, Indore for a weeklong Regional Exchange. To augment the exchange initiative a schedule of activity was pre- planned spanning all the areas of academics, sports, art, craft, dance and music. The host and guest students participated in all the activities and learnt a great deal from their respective mentors engaged specially for this purpose. The group also went for a visit to Mandav and local sightseeing for gaining an insight into the historical legacy of Malwa region. The last day marked the culmination of the programme where all the exchange participants displayed what they learnt through colorful cultural performances. When it came to host, the students of Choithram North Campus were highly exuberant to show their hospitality and represent the culture and tradition of Indore.
It was a great learning exposure for not only the participant students but also for the whole school students and staff. Students from both the schools developed a bonding amongst themselves and we all know that the bond of amity can remove all the conflicts and differences existing in the world.”