Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Lawrence School, Sanawar Launches Leadership Program for School Students Across India

The Lawrence School, Sanawar (Himachal Pradesh) in collaboration with Aspire, will present an unprecedented cast for their second edition of The Sanawar Leadership Program (TSLP), a summer leadership camp (a ten day residential camp) for 10-14 year old young leaders on their 139 acres, 150 years old majestic campus in the Kasauli Hills.

The program from 19-28 June 2018 is open to Middle School students (ages 10-14) from across the country. The Lawrence School, Sanawar opened its campus to the nation through this program, to gift its legacy of creating national leaders, beyond the students who attend the co-ed boarding between Grades 5 to 12.

The 10-day residential camp from June 19-28, 2018 will help students understand and practice enlightened leadership, develop self-awareness, grow confidence, and evolve intellectually as well as emotionally through experiential learning. The Lawrence School has retained Aspire (www.aspireindia.org), a pioneer in leadership education, to build and deliver the program. Aspire has created and conducted such programs for leading schools in India, including The Doon School (Dehradun), Oakridge International School (Hyderabad) and The Shri Ram School (Gurgaon).

According to Vinay Pande, Headmaster of the school, “The Lawrence School, Sanawar, understands leadership intimately. In 2013, we became the first school in the world to send a team of students to successfully climb Mount Everest. Our motto, ‘Never Give In’ underlines the lessons we teach at TSLP. The first edition of TSLP secured very high student satisfaction rating of 4.8 on a scale of 1-5.”

Amit Bhatia, Global CEO of London-headquartered, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment or GSG and formerly, Founder of McKinsey Knowledge Centre commented, “Our children are our future leaders. They can seize their and our futures if we nurture, groom and invest in them. Every year, I take a fortnight away from work to invest in this shared future. It’s a privilege to be part of TSLP. ”

The participants of the leadership programme experience Sanawar life under the watchful eyes of the highly experienced school teachers and staff, learn about leadership through reflective and discussion based socratic dialogue and case studies, participate in camping and other adventure activities, engage in community service, learn oratory and other communications and life skills. Most importantly through all activities and sessions, there is a common thread that will lead students towards greater knowledge and experience of values-based leadership and help them to start discovering what they can achieve as individuals and enlightened leaders.

Triansha Tandan, Chief Learning & Development Officer at Aspire, who will lead TSLP commented, “For six years, our Leadership Programs have created real impact on hearts and minds of students. We connect with students at a deep personal level, enable them to learn about their inner selves, practice decision-making, and evolve as powerful and values-based leaders.

The program will feature two TiE-Aspire Young Achievers:
•        Jamuna Boro an international boxer who grew up in challenging environment in her Assam village. She won a gold medal in the 2013 at the Second Nations Cup International Sub-Junior Girls Boxing Tournament in Serbia.
•        Vidya Y, is a Bangalore academician completely blind from birth. She was the first blind student to take a Computer Science major in Christ University. She received a Gold medal for topping the M.Sc. (Digital Society) at IIIT Bangalore, interned with Microsoft and founded a non-profit ‘Vision Empower’ to encourage blind students to pursue Math and Science through technology
They will lead the students towards a greater realisation of their potential, an inherent belief in themselves and the indomitable human spirit that can conquer and nurture all. In 2017, guest speakers and trainers at TSLP included Navin Gulia, author and adventurer; Abhilash Tomy, the first Indian sailor to complete a solo circumnavigation of the globe; and Bhakti Sharma, a world record holder in open-water swimming.

A participant from Blue Bells International School said, “The Best Programme in the world, I would love to come again!” Another from The Heritage School commented, “Very glad to be here. Positivity and higher thinking level.”

The participants will:
a)    learn about and experience leadership through reflective and discussion based socratic dialogue and case studies,
b)    participate in camping and other adventure activities,
c)    engage in community service,
d)    learn oratory and other communications and life skills,
e)    move towards greater knowledge and experience of values-based leadership and
f)     start discovering what they can achieve as individuals and enlightened leaders.

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