Global International Indian School (GIIS) receives the Golden Peacock Innovative Product/Service Award (GPIPSA) 2015 at the 25th World Congress on Leadership for Business Excellence and Innovation held on 20 April 2015 at Dubai, UAE. His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Government of UAE, presented award to GIIS in the presence of distinguished business leaders, jurists, academics, environmentalists, economists, legislators and policy makers. The three-day convention was organised by the Institute of Directors- (IOD) India in association with Dubai Customs from 20 to 22 April at Dubai, UAE.
|This prestigious award is a testimony to GIIS
established practices in Kindness Movement. (L to
R) Director Business Development and Project
Portfolio Management Commander Bharatkumar
Unercat; Director of Global Centre for Education
Excellence, BG Shenoy; Chairman and Co-founder,
Global Schools Foundation, Atul Temurnikar;
Country Director, GIIS in Singapore, Rajiv
Vasudeva; and COO and Regional Director
(MENA), Global Schools Foundation, Kamal Gupta
GIIS won GPIPSA for its ‘Kindness Movement’ initiated at GIIS Singapore campuses. Kindness Movement also forms the core of the network’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. The movement is incorporated into the curriculum for Class 1 to 8 as a free course and has been inspired by the beliefs and life of Mahatma Gandhi.
During the academic year, workshops are conducted with the objective of integrating extra-curricular activities like hosting festivals, exhibitions, contests, workshops, so on and so forth, that educate and encourage peaceful living. GIIS incorporates a variety of activities that promote kindness throughout the year- themed around peer relationship, understanding culture, harmony with nature, and various competitions in association with Friend of Singa (FOS) - an initiative by the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM).
Mr Atul Temurnikar, Co-Founder and Chairman of Global Schools Foundation (GSF) asserts, “We are determined to provide an education that teaches children to be responsible citizens and to inspire them to uphold values such as peace, tolerance, equality of sexes and racial harmony. The Kindness Movement does exactly that, and the award we received today affirms its resounding success, trust and confidence our partners have had in our mission. We look forward to replicate our success story at our new Abu Dhabi campus.”
GIIS’s Abu Dhabi soon-to-open campus will be managed by the Singapore-based GSF - a pioneer in K-12 education in Asia. GSF comprises of 20 GIIS campuses in seven countries providing high quality education in multiple curricula to over 13,000 students. GIIS is the only school network in the world to have won over 39 international and national awards in Education Excellence on the Malcolm Baldrige, SPRING, IMC, IOD and other frameworks.