Mr. Rustom Kerawalla Awarded for Contribution to the Education Sector

Over the last 13 years, VIBGYOR Group of Schools has stayed committed to its focus on holistic development and learning which is not confined to a single sphere of interest, but encompasses multiple fields to empower students to shape the future and become global citizens. Through a myriad of national and international events, exposure to different methods of thinking, and innovative practices in learning, VIBGYOR has been providing education that’s not only of premium quality, but also accessible all over the country.

VIBGYOR’s journey towards educational excellence began with the vision and drive of the Founder-Chairman, Mr. Rustom Kerawalla. The inclusive learning experience present at VIBGYOR today arose from his dedication to coming up with an educational model that focuses on all the aspects which contribute to a child’s overall development, and not just conventional knowledge gaining. He led a team of experts to come up with a learning methodology which links various subjects together, and forms an interdisciplinary model of education. Through this approach, Mr. Kerawalla and his team gave focus to classroom curriculum integrated with technology and hands-on learning, sports and performing arts, various experiential programmes, with attention given to the inherent skill sets every student possesses.

But Mr. Kerawalla did not stop there. He began to realise that every parent looks for a school which offers more than just learning.  This led to the implementation of a safe and comfortable environment for the children to grow which included state-of-the-art security system with CCTV cameras and a screening process for visitors. The teachers playing the role of counselors for every child that requires help in any field, whether it’s related to their academics, or their personal and social life. He also placed importance on including facilities that would help children with learning disabilities or special needs, thereby expanding the focus of the school to make Quality Education accessible for all.

Through his dedication towards understanding every aspect that constitutes a reliable and constantly developing educational model, and with the contributions of parents, teachers, and students who realised the potential of the endeavour, VIBGYOR has now expanded into a chain of schools, all focused on innovative learning, and harnessing every student’s true potential.

These methodologies propagated by the VIBGYOR Founder Chairman were honoured at the 10th Edition Award Ceremony of Digital Learning – Elets World Education Summit, held at Le Meridien, New Delhi, when Mr. Rustom Kerawalla was recognised with the Edupreneur Award for his novel approach to education!

The World Education Summit is an influential platform which brings together decision makers, progressive thinkers, and experts from around the world who share a passion to bring about a change in education. The 10th Award Ceremony was held to highlight and commemorate the organisations and individuals who have propagated ingenious and sustainable models of learning in the education field.

VIBGYOR Group of Schools wins “Innovation in Learning” award

Ever since its advent in 2004 under the able leadership of Mr. Rustom Kerawalla, VIBGYOR Group of Schools has been working towards providing quality education to students all across the country through its integrated learning system. On 6 July 2017, VIBGYOR was awarded the “Innovation in Learning” Award for Excellence in Best in Class Learning & Development at the World HRD Congress. The award was received by Vice Chairperson, Ms. Kavita Sahay, who represented VIBGYOR at this prestigious event held at Taj Land’s End, Mumbai.

VIBGYOR’s innovative learning approach goes beyond merely the academic curriculum at each of the schools. Students are encouraged to participate in various extra-curricular activities, as well as events which complement their classroom learning, in order to inculcate a level of enthusiasm in them. With teachers providing individual attention to every student, the children are exposed to a motivating environment, where they explore their own strengths and weaknesses. In this manner, students are able to understand their own potential, and are empowered to tackle various challenges in their own creative, individual manner.

Apart from being highly qualified trainers, the teachers also play the role of mentors to the children, tackling issues which extend from classroom learning difficulties to various general aspects as well. In this manner, they ensure that every child is provided with an environment that makes them feel comfortable and open to self-expression.

VIBGYOR Group of Schools looks at the holistic development of each of its students as its main objective. In order to facilitate the same, the schools have state-of-the art lab equipment, computers for students to work on, high-end sports gear, performing arts initiatives, and multiple national and international events held periodically to provide exposure to the students. Students are also taught the importance of valuing cultural differences and adapting to changes in the world. From being special-needs friendly to inculcating societal values in the children, VIBGYOR’s focus has remained on ensuring that every student gains the qualities required to be a global citizen, and natural leader.

We are proud to announce that these steps taken by VIBGYOR Group of Schools to provide innovative and reliable educational institutions have resulted in the achievement of yet another milestone. A big thanks to all who have supported us through this journey.

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VIBGYOR Model United Nations 2017 Addresses Topic of Climate Change

The 7th year of the VIBGYOR Model United Nations, an educational perspective on the functioning of the United Nations General Assembly, commenced on the morning of 29th June, 2017. The VHMUN was an event in which students took up roles of delegates of various UN councils, and debated over various global issues as representatives of different nations.

Through VHMUN, the participants come to understand the working mechanism of an international system, and move towards finding mutually beneficial solutions that promote peace and cooperation between the nations. This year’s VHMUN revolved around the topic ‘Climate Change’, an issue of concern world-wide. Over 500 students from VIBGYOR schools, as well as other institutions around the country, participated in this momentous event.

Optimized-A16A4475Renowned advocate, ocean lover, and environmentalist, Afroz Shah, the man who cleaned up Versova Beach in Mumbai and has been the recipient of the ‘Champions of the Earth’ award by the United Nations, was one of the key speakers at VHMUN 2017. He was joined by Padma Shri award winner, Ajeet Bajaj, who was the first Indian to undertake expeditions to the North and South Poles, and is also a member of the Himalayan Environment Trust and the Outstanding Speaker’s Bureau in India. The opening ceremony was graced by the presence of actor Neil Nitin Mukesh. Neil has been part of the Volkswagen ‘Think Blue’ campaign that focused on creating awareness about water scarcity, and other environmental issues.

Optimized-A16A4576Mr. Rustom Kerawalla, Chairman of VIBGYOR Group of Schools, was also present for the event. In response to the overwhelming number of participants and spectators at the event, Mr. Kerawalla said, “Education for us is what the child learns through his/her own experiences. It is our responsibility to provide them with the right opportunities. Over the years, VHMUN has become a distinctive forum for students to voice their opinions. Moreover, it has served as a platform for them to meet, debate, deliberate, consult and discuss issues pertaining to international relations in a diplomatic way. Activities like these help the students to tap their inherent potential and build confidence which prepares them for real life challenges.”

The VHMUN proceedings took place over a course of three days, during which time, each of the participants got a chance to voice their opinions regarding the issue they were addressing, and took a stand that they believed would be more beneficial for the country they were representing. Some of the key topics that were covered over this period were Sustainable Development Goals for Climate Change, Combating Illegal Trade in Wildlife, Implications of Foreign Military Bases, Human Rights Violations by Philippines in light of their Campaign against Drug Use and Abuse, Cuban Missile Crisis, Standards of Intervention with Special Reference to the Indo Pak Border Conflict, and Humanitarian Situation in the Region of Balochistan.

Mr. Ajeet Bajaj spoke at the closing ceremony, sharing his wise words and good wishes with everyone present. He shared some pictures of his expeditions and connected with the crowd effortlessly.

VHMUN 2017 witnessed a great number of impressive speeches and debates, as the future leaders of the world took on these international issues with determination and diplomacy. It came to a close with an award ceremony, acknowledging all the hard work and talent that went behind this successful event.