Mumbai: In view of the ongoing lockdown, EuroSchool Airoli in collaboration with Members of International Schools Association (MISA) conducted a virtual Global Reformation Summit. The two-day event, held over the weekend of August 29th and 30th, revolved around Ensuring Sustainable Global Reform Post Covid-19. The event was virtually graced by Indian screenwriter, actor and director Amole Gupte who addressed the young delegates as an Ambassador of Compassion and World Peace. He was also the keynote speaker of the MISAMUN 2020.
With the backdrop of Covid-19, the participants were tasked with developing solutions to situations related to contemporary geopolitics, economic and trade transparency frameworks to prevent trade wars, and frameworks for safeguarding migrant labourers around the world. Core committees also addressed measures to ensure Freedom of Press, Health Systems and Medical Facilities across the world to tackle pandemics and rising water disputes amongst UN member nations.
The event saw participation from 15 leading international schools in the country like CP Goenka, Billabong International, Trinity High, Don Bosco International School, Fazlani L’Academie Globale, etc.
Amole Gupte, Ambassador of Compassion and Global Peace at the summit, said, “I am looking forward to the young and the fresh perspective of these delegates who are non-political, non judgemental, non-corrupted and non-biased. Compassion is required in every aspect of one’s life, be it between neighbouring countries or between neighbours in the classroom. What we need to learn as mankind from other species is to have an inclusive approach towards life; to be fiercely protective of the ones who can perform and the ones who are financially, mentally, physically and emotionally challenged.”
Dr. Kavita Aggarwal, Chairperson, MISA believes that MISAMUN 2020 will help the students develop skill sets and confidence, spread global awareness and help like-minded youth network with each other. The set of youthful, buzzing and eclectic individuals who envisage a nation where every citizen possesses the power to analyse debate, deliberate and, most importantly express will grow leaps and bounds through such engagements.
Ms. Sudeshna Chatterjee, Director Principal, EuroSchool Airoli said, “The Preamble to the Constitution of UNESCO declares that “since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed. Through MISA MUN 2020, we aim at delivering learning experiences that help children build those defences of peace with meaningful dialogue. In bringing out the great importance of dialogue, debate and negotiation as opposed to aggravation in action.”
The MISAMUN 2020 is an educational simulation of the United Nations, comprising students as delegates of committees such as United Nations Security Council, Economic and Financial Committee, Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Council, United Nations Human Rights Council, World Health Organization and United Nations Environment Programme.
Formed in 2009 under the Society Act, MISA – Members of International Schools Association – aims to help all Cambridge International Schools in India with currently over 76 international schools as members of MISA across the country.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, EuroSchools have developed strategies to ensure continuous blended learning in a digital world and ensured that students and teachers are well-connected with each other. For example, EuroSchools across the country have introduced a unique concept of virtual labs that ensures students can carry out experiments from the comfort of their homes. The EuroSchool network has recently flagged off its national event D.E.A.R (Drop Everything and Read Programme) virtually with Indian storytelling prodigy Saivi Singh.