THE INDO-China EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
Round Square Exchange with Concord College of Sino-Canada in Shenzhen, China
We are on the 2nd year of the Indo-China Exchange programme between Shenzhen (Nanshan) Concord College Of Sino-Canada (SCCSC) and Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS). The philosophies of both the Round Square schools are in alignment regarding the need for an enriching education that provides global awareness and builds respect and tolerance for its students.
This cultural and educational exchange echo’s the vision of DAIS, which reads: At Dhirubhai Ambani International School, we recognize the imperative of imparting an educational experience that is world-class in every respect and which prepares children for global citizenship. We are a school with an Indian mind, an Indian heart and an Indian soul; a school that celebrates the culture of excellence and is an embodiment of values. We believe that a curriculum of excellence with a global dimension is central to the education of children to face the challenges of the 21st century with confidence and strength of character.us the exchange
The aim of this exchange was to:
- Provide students a window of opportunity for mutual sharing of culture. Students were hosted by the local families and experienced their customs by living with them.
- Expose students to a varied style of education and learn new skills. Students participated in Manadrin, Tai shi, Calligraphy lessons at SCCSC.
This program enriched the students of both the schools culturally and socially as it involved adapting to and learning about a new environment.
About our Host school:
SCCSC is a private, bilingual grade 10-12 Chinese high (middle) school located in Nanhsan District of Shenzhen. SCCSC offers a dual diploma program to its more than eight hundred students. Students graduate with both a Chinese and a Province of New Brunswick, Canada diploma. Shenzhen (Nanshan) Concord College of Sino-Canada is a new-type Sino-foreign cooperative college with advanced and distinguished teaching concept and advantages. In Feb. 2001, representatives from Nanshan office of Shenzhen, New Brunswick office and AKD international inc. of Canada signed an agreement in Beijing for establishing a joint cooperative school in Nanshan district.
Special Acknowledgement and Appreciation to the Heads and Principals of Shenzhen Concord College of Sino Canada and Ms. Sunny, the Round Square Rep who helped to coordinate this exchange.
To quote Ms Sunny “The exchange program between Shenzhen (Nanshan) Concord College of Sino-Canada has been a tremendous success during which students and teachers have better understanding in each other's culture. It's a significant chance to embrace Round Square philosophy. Sincerely hope that more and more students and teachers will benefit from this long-term project.”