IES COLLABOBORATES WITH UNICENT SCHOOL HYDERABAD FOR AN INNOVATIVE LEARNING PROGRAM ON JOURNEY OF MEDICATION
Indian Educational School Kuwait is committed to advancing global education and fostering cross-cultural understanding among students right from its inception. UNICENT School Hyderabad, an esteemed educational institution, shares similar values and objectives in providing high-quality education and experiential learning opportunities. Considering these objectives, a collaborative learning program was held in partnership with UNICENT school, Hyderabad India on the 21st of September 2023, on zoom platform from 10.00 a.m. to11.30 a.m.
Selected students from Grades 1 and 2, representing both institutions, took the stage to collectively present an enlightening program centered around the theme "Journey of Medication". Students of UNICENT School Hyderabad skillfully showcased the "Journey of Medication in India," while their counterparts from Indian Educational School Kuwait eloquently presented the "Journey of Medication in Kuwait." This collaborative effort aimed to offer a distinctive educational experience, with the ultimate goal of nurturing a deeper comprehension of each country's pharmaceutical industry, healthcare system, and the unique trajectory of medication within their respective nations.
The program's seamless coordination was executed by the Social Studies Department of Indian Educational School headed by the Vice Principal of Middle Wing, Mr. Binoy Mathew, teachers of IES Primary Section, with notable contributions from Ms. Shagufta Shaikh and Ms. Minu Crasto. Their diligent efforts were guided by the Headmistress Ms. Muneera Mammikutty.
Principal Ms. C. V. Rama Devi, Primary Coordinator, Ms. Karuna Shree, Ms. Anusheela Gopishetty, Ms. Sangeetha D, and Ms. Madhuri Patnaik represented UNICENT School Hyderabad. Their collective efforts contributed to the program's success and smooth execution.
The program commenced with a warm welcome address, followed by an enchanting Shloka recitation presented by the students of UNICENT School. The event further featured an exploration of IDS activities conducted within the school, a captivating dance performance illustrating the significance of yoga, and an informative presentation on the history and evolution of Ayurveda and medical practices in India.
Around 30 students from Indian Educational School played an integral role in the presentation, eloquently narrating the rich historical narrative of medical evolution in Kuwait. They vividly depicted the transition from age-old traditional and home remedies to the state-of-the-art modern healthcare systems. The journey was masterfully showcased, tracing the origins from the earliest pharmacies (Dawakhana) to the present-day cutting-edge hospitals and healthcare facilities proficient in addressing a wide spectrum of medical conditions. A standout performance was of Vinayak Biju, a second grader, who impeccably portrayed Abulelah Al Qenai, the pioneering founder of Kuwait's first pharmacy, delivering an exceptional performance.
The program thoughtfully integrated aspects of Kuwaiti culture, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience. Students were immersed in Kuwaiti traditions, culinary delights, and daily life practices, enriching their understanding and cultural awareness.
Adding to the vibrant atmosphere, the enthusiastic boys and girls staged a lively dance performance to an Arabic song focused on health and wellness, underlining the significance of exercise and maintaining a balanced diet. The presentations were meticulously planned and flawlessly executed, showcasing an effective experiential learning strategy. This program stands as a fine exemplar of an educational initiative that engages students and provides valuable insights into the subject matter.
The honor of delivering the vote of thanks was bestowed upon Rishik Dikshit, a diligent Grade 1 student from IES. His heartfelt words expressed gratitude on behalf of the participants. Ms. Asha, a representative from UNICENT School Hyderabad, applauded the outstanding performance of the students and extended her appreciation for the remarkable presentations by each student.
As the session drew to a close, Ms. C.V. Rama Devi, Principal of UNICENT School, offered her commendations to the students and imparted words of wisdom. In her closing remarks, Ms. Muneera Mammikutty, Headmistress of IES, praised the outstanding achievements of the students from both institutions and expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the teachers who had guided them throughout.
Ms. Muneera Mammikutty on behalf of the management, principal and staff of IES, extended a warm appreciation to the management, principal, and staff of UNICENT School for their invaluable collaboration with IES in this significant undertaking. She emphasized her unwavering commitment to continuing similar age-appropriate programs aimed at introducing young students to diverse global perspectives and cultures.
In summary, the collaboration between IES and UNICENT School Hyderabad stands as a testament to the paramount importance of nurturing global awareness from an early age. This program not only provided Grade 1 and 2 students with a memorable and enriching learning experience but will surely kindle a lifelong curiosity about the world. It will empower students to share their newfound knowledge beyond their school confines and offer them exposure to diverse perspectives, fostering a broader understanding of the subjects discussed.