At BVIS, we believe that every student has the right to fulfil their own potential, develop self-confidence and grow their natural curiosity.Through our enrichment beyond the curriculum, we always encourage our BVIS students to identify and develop their own personal strengths by actively taking part in events and activities both inside and outside of the classroom.
One of our Year 3 students, Leo M.K has directly benefitted from his enriched educational experiences at BVIS and this month, will be the youngest student representing Vietnam to participate in the ‘I Can Children Global Summit’, held in Rome, Italy.
From 27th to 30th November 2019, 4000 children from 100 countries along with famous people such as Pope Francis, Kiran Sethi – an Educator & Founder of Design For Change (DFC), and the Director of Leonardo Di Caprio Fund will join the summit. During the event, Leo and his peers will present their sustainable solutions that aim to help solve significant problems around the globe. In school, Leo is already familiar with the UNICEF sustainable development goals due to our unique collaboration with UNICEF.
For Leo, joining the Summit is both a chance to interact with others and challenge himself further in an international environment using his well-developed creativity and problem-solving skills.
His parents said, “In addition to studying at BVIS, Leo spends lots of his time taking part in extra-curricular activities and he was lucky enough to access the “Design for Change” model of DFC in Vietnam, where he developed the “Giving Book – Giving Happiness” project with his friends through the method of Creative Thinking.
Leo presented the project of Giving Book – Giving Happiness during Vietnamese Children Festival 2019
Since it was launched, Leo’s “Giving Book – Giving Happiness” project has encouraged adults and children to donate books (old or new) for children who are less fortunate than us. Leo’s team then categorized each book and also arranged distribution to children in schools or areas that have no library.
Leo actively joins many activities at BVIS
At DFC Vietnam Children Celebration 2019 in HCMC, Leo and his teammates successfully presented the “Giving Book – Giving Happiness” project in direct competition with 4 other teams and he received a huge amount of positive attention from the audience. Leo’s unique presentation skills, together with his innovative ideas were quickly identified by his mentors which resulted in his invitation to the ‘I Can Children Global Summit’.
The community-oriented activities that we offer to all students at BVIS, together with the way we help nurture confidence and independence within our school environment has been the foundation for Leo’s desire to innovate and challenge whilst helping others to see the value of integrity and care. On behalf of all our BVIS community, we wish Leo all the very best in Rome.
Look out for a future updates on Leo’s successes in Rome.