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 Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls’ Public School, Jodhpur, Rajasthan (Hosting) and YPS Patiala (Sending)
By Saraah and Poorva, Student, Yadavindra Public School, Patiala
“17th – 21st Dec, 2017 – ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’ is a very well said quote describing the beauty of Jodhpur and most importantly Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls Public School.11 students accompanied by 2 teachers, Mrs Sangita Malik and Mrs Kiran Sangeeta Murli participated in an exchange program to the prestigious institution of RKKS to celebrate their Silver Jubilee and invite them to our institution for our Platinum Jubilee.
The one-week long visit to experience other cultures was mesmerizing. The visit to places such as Osian, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh fort and Arna Jharna were educational but enthralling too.
Jal Bhagirathi was an NGO to provide water in educational institutes and villages of Rajasthan because of the scarcity of water there. Some things which we found quite different from our school were no tiffin system (a huge relief for mothers) and taking the food in an orderly manner.
The trip was made additionally more special when everyone got the opportunity to potray their dance talents on the Cultural Evening. Finally, the time had arrived where we had to leave everything over there except some beautiful memories which will be tucked in our hearts forever.”