Students selected by the IB to present at DIDAC India 2019 | Aga Khan Academies

Students selected by the IB to present at DIDAC India 2019

11 October 2019

Two students - Iqra Amlani and Ananya Shah, were selected by the International Baccalaureate (IB) as student ambassadors to present papers at DIDAC India Exhibition 2019 in Bangalore on 25th September 2019.

Didac India is Asia Pacific's largest conference for education and training held at Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC), Bangalore. The exhibition served as a platform to various global education and training institutions to come together to brainstorm and implement concepts and ideas, which would enable them to enhance their educational standards and also to keep at par with global practices.

Our students, Iqra (MYP-5K) and Ananya (DP 2) were selected by the IB to represent the Academy at the event in Bangalore. These students were accompanied by Mr Sudipta Roy, Diploma Programme Coordinator. While Iqra presented a paper on 'Education for Global Connections', Ananya, spoke about 'International Mindedness'.

Apart from many well-known IB schools of the country, the event saw participation from leading IT and software companies like Microsoft, Acer, IB and many others from the robotics. These corporate organisations showcased latest inventions and offered diverse solutions for creating efficiency in education and training. They had also explained how their innovative solutions would act like a catalyst in shaping the Indian educational system today and in the future.

When asked to describe her experience at the event, Iqra shared an interesting insight, " I feel privileged to have been selected for such a prestigious opportunity. My experience as a student enabled me to comprehend my role and presence as an individual in the society and the global world of education. I understood how IB curriculum plays a major role in my development and how it builds tolerance in me towards contributing to an equitable society. Moreover, I had a moment to visit some of the workshops where I came across some innovative solutions and new approaches to creating an effective learning environment. As a student, I was able to relate to these new products and advance solutions quite instantly."

Mr Sudipta who was thrilled at the selection of our students said, "Our students not only found this conference very informative but also found it visually appealing. They got an opportunity to interact with exhibitors and understand key roles they (students) play in education and how technology develops their skills and understanding."