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Learnings from Delhi Regional Summit

Theme: A Roadmap of ideal learning

Description:Inspiring thoughts emerged when watching and learning from projects by student leaders and discussing what really matters to them. The kids managed to shock and awe the audience in equal measure, while conducting sessions and  seamlessly leading the event.

We continue to be blown away by how each of our Regional Summits surprise, inspire and challenge us. Delhi was no different. Here are a few special moments and reflections we took away from the KER Delhi Regional Summit.

  • Kids can be fantastic, natural teachers and facilitators.

From the opening ceremony to the different sessions, kids created wonderful learning opportunities and experiences for other kids and adults. We saw kids conduct sessions around things that really mattered to them in education.

Karan and Suraj from Alohomora led a session on ‘Why do we have to write exams?’, Lucky from TFI introduced us to ‘What magic could like in a classroom’, and Ubuntu kids spoke about the power of ‘Peer to Peer Learning’ that all pushed us to ask ourselves some of the difficult questions that we may shy away from as educators.

  • Kids can bring simplicity, vulnerability and joy.

Suraj from Slam Out Loud woke up and energised the crowd through his laughter therapy!

The happiness stall at the busking space was simple but yet so powerful. The beautiful ambience created by all the vibrant colours and decor really brought this space to life. The world needs more happiness, so spread some and take a hug.

  • Adults have so much to learn from kids.

We learnt so much from each and every child that we interacted with in the most simple and profound ways. Megha’s story of courage and leadership around her father blew us away.

After her spectacular dance performance she said, “For most of you this year, Diwali was a festival of lights but for me, this Diwali was dark. I lost my dad, we found him in a car. But I know that I must be brave and have courage to face everything, if I want to continue my education.” Megha’s story is just one of countless stories out there that keeps us grounded in why we do the work we do.

  • Experiences are so important to shift beliefs.

Kids at the Delhi Regional Summit shocked the audience with a morning assembly, where adults had to stand in straight lines without moving too much (don’t move!), sing the National Anthem and do all the exercises (stand straight!). We were not allowed to talk or use our phones (NO phones!).

This small experience made a lot of us uncomfortable but it also made us realise that there’s so much power in educators experiencing some of the arbitrary procedures that we put our kids through on a daily basis, like the morning assembly.

And don’t forget to check out what we learned from our Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai Regional Summits too!