As a Christian and international school, VCIS seeks to nurture the students with a sense of interconnection with people from different nations and contribute to the pillars of the international community. In celebration of the United Nations 70th Anniversary, our teachers successfully uncovered different world issues that our students needed to understand, accept, and get involved in at present.
Our little ones in Grades 1 and 2 had fun with coloring and sing-along activities that showcased the rights of the children all over the world, while the older learners from Grades 3 to 6 launched informative exhibits of different countries’ culture, cuisine, history, landmarks, and programs, in relation to the United Nations’ 2015 Millennium Development Goals. The displays brought pictures of Papua New Guinea, Finland, Philippines, and Somalia to reality. Our senior students took freedom of speech to another level when they facilitated the 2nd VCIS Mini-Conference on the United Nations and world issues. The conference gave the Grades 7–10 students a renewed understanding of the importance of decolonization to all world nations.
Taking part in this commemoration was our students’ little way of putting themselves in the picture towards a stronger, better United Nations.