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Thinking Inside the Box

by Eddie Rayner

Innovation is the calling card of the future. New ideas for innovation grow out of the minds of the new generation, with Amol Vaidya, the Senior Director Operation at Global Indian International School (GIIS), believing that every student has creative potential, which can be developed with training, by providing the right resources and practice.

GCIE’s visionary programme, the Global Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, was launched in 2017, and is a step towards the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation among children from a young age.

Initially, the project kicked-off with simple STEM experiments, which enabled the students to understand the basic fundamentals of science and maths with hands-on activities. Today, GCIE marks its third year of successfully providing students with a wide range of resources to create and turn their ideas into models, revamping their curriculum into reality.

Creativity is the act of turning imaginative ideas into reality, characterised by the ability to perceive the world in new and different ways, to find the hidden connections between unrelated phenomena and generate solutions. Getting kids to think outside the box doesn’t take much, but some of the best innovation comes when we place restrictions around something. It’s innovating inside the box.

Amol Vaidya is the Senior Director Operation at Global Indian International School, UAE.