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VISITS BY FOREIGN NATIONALS
‘ENABLING OUR CHILDREN TO BE HARBINGERS OF GLOBAL PEACE’
In this era of globalization it is imperative to provide our students global exposure. Transcending the barriers of discrimination and developing reverence for the human family will benefit them in becoming messengers of peace and nurture global citizenship amongst them. Visits by various foreign nationals in the schools and interaction with them will enable our students to understand cultures different from theirs, develop respect for them and embed internationalism in the school curriculum.
Ambassador of Sierra Leone in Germany Interacts with TEDEd Club students of class 11
December 11, 2019
The members of TedEd club of class 11 had an interactive session with Dr. Mohd. Baimba Baryoh, Ambassador of Sierra Leone in Germany and his wife Mrs. Elizabeth Baryoh on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The session began with Dr. Baryoh providing the students with a gist of his life as a diplomat, orthopedic trauma surgeon, his first visit to Germany as a medical student and his roles in the UN. He introduced the students with the cultural and social being of the country, the discovery by Pedro de Sintra in 1462 and the literal meaning behind the country’s name which translates to ‘Lion Mountains’. He emphasised on the resilience of Sierra Leone’s citizens and how it was a driving factor in the development of the country despite facing challenges like slave trade, Ebola epidemic and landslides. Students asked very interesting questions, which later transformed into prudent discussions. Dr. Baryoh also appreciated the cultural similarities and guided students who aspire to be diplomats. Mrs. Elizabeth Baryoh highlighted the role of youth and education in bringing great changes in the world. She sang a beautiful song to spread the message of global love and peace.
Delegation from Mauritius Visits Choithram School
December 6, 2018
A group of delegates from Mauritius – Mr. Madhukar Narrain, Chairman Mauritian Society for Quality Control Circles, Ms. Vijay Laxshmi Booluck, Board Member, Mauritian Society for Quality Control Circles, Mr. Motee Bhunjun, retired Agricultural Support Officer – Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr. Kessor parsad Seebaluck, retired Senior Field Assistant, Sugar Industry Fund Board Member, MSQCC and Mr. Boopendra nath Narrain, retired Employee of Air Mauritius visited Choithram School on December 6, 2018. They interacted with School Principal Mr. Rajesh Awasthi and shared details about MSQCC (Mauritian Society for Quality Control Circles) being a non-governmental organization and the Mauritian chapter of the World Council for total quality and excellence in education. Mr. Rajesh Awasthi while sharing about the best practices of Choithram School also threw light on the quality standards in education being met by the school.
Educator from University of Waterloo, Canada Conducts an Interactive Math Workshop
November 16, 2018
Dr. Troy Vasiga, Computer Science professor from the Centre for Mathematics and Computing (CEMC), University of Waterloo, Canada conducted an interactive Math workshop for students of grade 12 of the school on November 16, 2018. He challenged the students with some interesting Math problems viz., non-magic square and finding measurement of one part of the side of a triangle. The students also enjoyed played a math game with their peers and learnt the trick of the mathematical concept that could be applied while playing it. Giving example of Albert Einstein who looked at the complicated universe with his simple formula E= mc2, he asked the students to look for simple solutions for complicated problems.
UK Educators Visit Choithram School
September 19, 2018
Mr. Christopher Toye and Mr. Andrew Terrey from UK visited our school on September 19, 2018. While Mr. Toye is the Executive Headteacher of the Wyvern Foundation, a group of four schools and two SEN resource bases for children with speech and language impairment and autism, located in London, UK, Mr. Terrey is the Headteacher of Wyvil Primary School and Centres for Children with Speech and Language impairment and Autism, located in London, UK. They interacted with the School Principal, Mr. Rajesh Awasthi and Dean – International Affairs Ms. Raminder Mac and shared about the Ofsted outstanding grades of their school. Mr. Awasthi and Ms. Mac shared about the global citizenship programme of Choithram School citing collaborative projects with different schools around the globe including various UK schools. They were taken on a round of the school followed by interaction with a group of class 11 students.
Guests from Germany
March 27, 2018
Mother and sister of Anna V. Steusloff, a German student who visited our school in the year 2015 shared their views about the education system in Germany during their visit to our school on March 27, 2018.