Heartfulness MENA, in association with Global Indian International Schools UAE, have put together a unique virtual programme for kids called ‘Wisdom Bridge’. An interesting initiative curated for children that will use storytelling by a handpicked faculty of storytellers from all walks of life who will introduce the children to values propagated by UNESCO. The storytellers, the majority of them grandparents from four different countries of the world (India, UAE, Pakistan and the USA) will surely provide a global perspective to the clever young minds.
Storytelling is one of the strongest forms of communication for young minds. Designed to initiate a journey of wonder for each child, the Wisdom Bridge programme is FREE to register for all children in the age group of 4-7 years
The idea is a blend of two concepts: an African value-based philosophy, Ubuntu, which says ‘I Am Because We Are,’ and another lovely notion, the Wisdom Bridge. The Wisdom Bridge is a term used to describe the unique relationship between grandparents and grandkids. Grandparents’ wisdom and experience are passed down to the current generation through this bond, an affiliation, a heart-to-heart connection that allows not only love and affection but also an inherent transfer of knowledge and wisdom from one generation to the next. This is diminishing rapidly in today’s society owing to a shift towards more nuclear families.
A unique programme for children to interact and learn from multi-talented storytellers
The programme has been designed to focus on four out of UNESCO’s seven listed ‘fundamental values in learning’. The selection of values was done based on the responses to a parental survey. The faculty of storytellers will introduce these values in the first out of the two sessions each week:
- Love and Compassion
- Truth and Wisdom
- Harmony with Nature
- Creativity and Appreciation
The second session will help children recall and reinforce the same value through fun and creative activities. UNESCO emphasizes that early childhood care and education (ECCE) is more than just preparation for primary school. It aims at the holistic development of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development in order to enable lifelong learning and well-being. ECCE has the potential to nurture caring, competent, and responsible future citizens.
The programme has been designed to focus on four out of UNESCO’s seven listed ‘fundamental values in learning’
GIIS has always been a pioneer in promoting and practising teaching methods and processes that promote the holistic development of a child. Through the Wisdom Bridge programme, GIIS in association with Heartfulness MENA is taking one more innovative step in that direction.
The Wisdom Bridge, a FREE programme for all children 4-7 years, can be attended via Zoom on Mondays and Thursdays for four weeks starting 4 April 2022.
The programme will also be streamed live on Heartfulness MENA and the GIIS Dubai Facebook page.
Programme schedule and registration link: http://giis.events/confluence20-wisdombridge