LIFE Challenge @Harmony 2017

tGELF Harmony is a unique school level international event bringing together middle & high school students together for a series of competitions & workshops, with the objective of searching for social, action-oriented leadership talent.

In it’s 6th year, a component of Harmony: Co-creating Tomorrow was hosted in partnership with NIti Aayog as apart of The 8th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2017) as a road to GES event entitled LIFE Challenge @Harmony held on November 18th, 2017 at The Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

This component of LIFE Challenge @Harmony showcased the Finale of our year-long social engagement & entrepreneurial endeavors namely The Youth Leader Competition and Owning Your Future respectively. There were about 30 schools from across the country & 250 attendees at the event.

Ms Anna Roy, Advisor, Niti Aayog said it was a unique endeavor for Niti Aayog as its the only school level GES event.

Click here to see the winners of The Youth Leader Competition and Owning Your Future Competition.

THE YOUTH LEADER 2017 – ‘TOGETHER TOWARDS TOMORROW’

The Youth Leader Competition is an initiative by tGELF to recognized exceptional leadership skills in school students as well as honor them for their outstanding contribution to society. The Youth Leader is a yearlong student engagement programme designed to identify exceptional talent with emphasis on ethical, altruistic & action- oriented leadership.

 The Youth Leader 2017 provides a platform to budding leaders to represent their schools at the National level, learn, interact with each other and explore their potential as future leaders and change makers.

The annual recognition Youth Leader Finale event for the top projects this year will be held on November 18th, 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi and it includes a gala award ceremony. The list of Finalist for the Youth Leader 2017 is linked here.

THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMPETITION – ‘OWNING YOUR FUTURE ‘

tGELF has partnered with the US based ‘Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’ (NFTE) and brought to its Member Schools a very unique opportunity to help their students to showcase their entrepreneurial mindset and business acumen through “Owning Your Future”.

The Entrepreneurship and Business Challenge programme ‘Owning Your Future’ is for High School students – To help them acquire an entrepreneurial mind –set and business start- up skills strengthened with analyzing market opportunity, market research & analysis for success in the 21st century. The Entrepreneurial curriculum was brought to India by tGELF and piloted in April this year with high school teachers across the country. The yearlong programme culminated in the business challenge called ‘Owning Your Future’.

The Course Curriculum is structured around four basic units of learning, each of which involves experiential activities: Opportunity Recognition and Business Structure, Market Research, Competitive Analysis, Financial Information and Operations, and Marketing and Sales.

Career Readiness – Students acquire business, start up, and presentation skills, as well as entrepreneurial mind set skills essential for success in the 21st Century.

Engagements in Learning – Students see that their ideas and acquired skills address real needs and open doors to new opportunities.

Connection to Community – Using creation of a business plan as the final output, this course helps develop employability skills, academic knowledge and life-skills. Entrepreneurship classrooms are known for their project-based, experiential learning methodology that allows students to learn by doing.

This Challenge helps students innovate and create business opportunities through the plans submitted. During the Finale, selected school teams will showcase their work, pitch to a panel of expert judges, receive feedback and have the opportunity to progress to Regional and National Challenges.

In its pilot stage, the Entrepreneurship and Business Challenge programme has received an overwhelming response from our Member Schools. Though all the plans submitted have been very creative and innovative; to see the qualified Schools for the Challenge Finale being held on November 18th, 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi; please click here.

2017 Harmony Regionals – Chandigarh & Punjab

The final city for the North India region on the list for the 2017 Harmony Regional Final Competitions was Chandigarh & Punjab. The competitions were held on 31st October, 2017 at The Strawberry Fields High School.

The competitions included – Sense Reason and Intellect (Debate), Mind Games (Chess) and Street Blenders (Street Play). There were 7 schools participating from this region which included – Tribune Model School; Vivek High School; Strawberry Fields High School; Govt Girls Sr Sec School, Nabha; Govt Multipurpose Sr Sec School, Patiala; St John’s High School; Sri Guru Harkrishan Sr Sec Public School.

To see the results of the Chandigarh & Punjab Harmony Finals, please click here.

2017 HARMONY REGIONALS – DELHI/ NCR

The final city on the list for the 2017 Harmony Regional Final Competitions was Delhi/NCR. The competitions were held on 25th October, 2017 at  the Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon.

The competitions included – Sense Reason and Intellect (Debate), Mind Games (Chess) and Street Blenders (Street Play). There were 18 schools participating from this region which included – Ajanta Public School, Gurgaon; Apeejay School, Saket; Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad; Delhi Public School, Sector – 45, Gurgaon; Delhi Public School, Sushant Lok, Gurgaon; Dev Samaj Modern School, Nehru Nagar; Dev Samaj Modern School, Sukhdev Vihar; Mayoor School, Noida; Sanskriti School; Scottish High International School, Gurgaon; Springdales School, Pusa Road; Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar; The Shri Ram School, Aravali; The Shri Ram School, Moulsari; VidyaGyan School, Bulandshahr; Delhi Public School, R.N Extension; Tagore International School, East of Kailash.

To see the results of the Delhi/NCR Harmony Finals, please click here.

2017 Harmony Regionals – Dehradun

The next city on the list for the 2017 Harmony Regional Final Competitions was Dehradun. The competitions were held on 6th – 7th October, 2017 at  the prestigious Doon School.

The competitions included – Sense Reason and Intellect (Debate), Mind Games (Chess) and Street Blenders (Street Play). There were 5 schools participating from this region which included – Him Jyoti School, The Doon School, Welham Boy’s School, Purkal Youth Development Society, Ecole Globale International Girl’s School.

To see the results of the Dehradun Harmony Finals, please click here.

2017 Harmony Regionals – Srinagar

The next city on the list for the 2017 Harmony Regional Final Competitions was Srinagar. The competitions were held on 21st  September at the scenic Almond Villa, Srinagar.

The competitions included – Sense Reason and Intellect (Debate), Mind Games (Chess) and Street Blenders (Street Play). There were 8 schools participating from the the Jammu & Kashmir region which included – Delhi Public School, Badgam; Delhi Public School, Srinagar; St Paul’s International Academy, Srinagar; SRG Montesorri School; APEX School of Basic Education, Mirgund; Vasanta Girl’s High School and Imamiya High School.

To see the results of the Srinagar Harmony Finals, please click here.

2017 Harmony Regionals – Mumbai

The next city for the 2017 Harmony Regional Final Competitions was Mumbai. The competitions were held on 17th September at The Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai.

The competitions included – Sense Reason and Intellect (Debate), Mind Games (Chess) and Street Blenders (Street Play). There were 4 schools participating from the West India region which included – Jindal Vidya Mandir, Vasind; The Universal School; Shrimad Rajchandra Divine Touch; The Cathedral & John Connon School

To see the results of the Mumbai Harmony Finals, please click here.

THE EDUCATION PRIZE 2017 – THE WINNERS

The Global Education & Leadership Foundation’s (tGELF) annual Teacher Award competition called ‘The Education Prize’ recognizes and supports the leadership of teachers, who have made outstanding contribution to impact their students through innovative strategies to enhance the quality of their teaching.

To know the the winners for the 2017 Education Prize, please click here .