Design For Change, I Can Children's Global Summit
36 students represented Dubai at the first ever Design For Change, I Can Children’s Global Summit in Italy from the 26th to 30th of November 2019. 29 students from GEMS Modern Academy, 1 from Cambridge and 6 from New Millennium School shared their projects with 3000 students from 40 countries across the globe.
International investors, educators, eminent personalities from around the world were also present at the conference. Encouraging video messages were also shared by media sensations Amitabh Bachchan and Rahul Bose.
Before leaving the U.A.E., the team visited KHDA to meet Dr. Abdulla Karam who encouraged and lauded their creativity, empathy and awareness in making and creating things that will change the lives of others.
The pre-opening ceremony was graced by the Mayoress of Rome and the finale, in the Vatican City, was graced by Pope Francesco. The conference consisted of interactive sessions for students and staff, games, and Q and A time for the various projects presented. After back-to-back sessions from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm, students visited famous historical landmarks of Rome. Next year, DFC plans to host the conference in Peru.
US - WEST COAST TRIP
In July, a group of 12 students along with two teachers traveled to the west coast of the USA for a Technology Boot Camp. During the trip, students visited some of the top universities, iconic tech companies, tech museums and a national park. The students participated in the ‘My Tech Innovation Pro-gram' which honed their design thinking skills.
The trip was memorable and the students returned with memories for a lifetime.
Global Young Leaders Program 2019
A group of 16 students embarked on this journey of learning where they got an opportunity to interact with people from different countries. Besides engaging in academic pursuits such as debating and critical thinking, they went on excursions to Oxford and Cambridge. They even visited the Tower of London and the London Dungeons.
Bidding adieu to Dulwich, the little town they called home for some time and all the incredible people they met, was not an easy task. The experience transformed them in many ways and made them more open minded and confident.