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Near Dommasandra Circle, Bangalore – 562 125.
Breaking all records, Inventure Academy swept the awards at the WE Model United Nations (WEMUN) China Expo 2018, held from 2 to 8 August 2018 for high school students. WEMUN plays host to delegates from up to 30 different countries. It in the largest permanent Model UN conference in Asia. A total of around 900 delegates participated at WEMUN 2018. Team Inventure bagged 10 out of 12 awards including the most coveted WEMUN award for Best Delegation (#1 team overall), beating reigning champions the All American Team (who have been champions since 2012)! Individual awards for Inventure Academy included: ● 5 Best Delegate awards: Kaavya Mundkur (Grade 9), Dhruv Iyengar (Grade 9), Kiara Jacob (Grade 9), Arya Murthy (Grade 10) Vaania Kapoor (Grade 11) ● Best Position Paper: Anirudh Mody (Grade 10) ● 4 Honorable Mention awards: Anjali Agarwal (Grade 12), Manas Singh Bhati (Grade 9), Raghav Chari (Grade 9), Yash Visal (Grade 9) Nooraine Fazal, Founding CEO & Managing Trustee, Inventure Academy: “In a world which is increasingly voting for autocratic leaders, “strong men”, and getting polarised, it is important for children to learn how true democracy works and the benefit of global institutions such as the United Nations. It is critical for our children to learn the power of collaborating effectively with other leaders & nations to find solutions for the many problems that we face as humanity. In addition, China is now well on its way to establishing itself as a super power, perhaps even displacing the US hegemony. It is therefore good for our students to get exposure to China & establish friendships with Chinese students.” Inventure Academy has been participating at WEMUN for the last three years. A 20 strong contingent participated in WEMUN 2016 and won the Outstanding Delegation Award (overall runners up team), besides bagging 15 individual awards. A team of eight Inventure delegates won four awards at WEMUN 2017. The WEMUN Expo is an internationally recognized Model United Nations platform headquartered in Beijing, China. Since 2007, they have hosted the WEMUN Expo Conference, a collaborative effort between Boston University, the University of Chicago, McGill University, Oxford University, the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University and others. The WEMUN conference is facilitated by Worldview Education, a global academic simulations platform, which engages in educational experiences in India and around the world. The MUN experiences in this program include Harvard India, China and Boston. It also includes Yale MUN, Ivy League Conferences and several other international conferences. The program includes a historical and cultural exposition of Chinese heritage and tradition. Inventure Academy has been working closely with Worldview Education for over eight years now.
Inventure Academy, in affiliation with Round Square, hosted the second edition of Arogya Bhagya – a health camp event for neighbourhood government schools. A day long event, it took place at the Inventure campus and catered to over 300 students from these government schools. The event saw doctors and volunteers from the Inventure community volunteering their time and expertise to provide medical screening and create medical records (or Kahaaniyans) for these less privileged students. The health checks comprised:
- General medical examination, height, weight, BMI
- Vision and auditory test
- Basic dental health check-up
- Deworming Tablets twice a year
Middle and Senior School
|School Captain||Divij Gupta|
|School Vice Captain||Bhavya Anil Visal|
|Sports Captain||Vinaya Seshan|
|BA Captain||Kaushik Kunal Singh|
|House Captain||Sarah Abraham||Ridhi Saksena||Rivka Aarons||Nilanjana M|
|House Vice Captain Sports||Varun Bali||Anjali Menon||Rishi Gupta||Aashna Naik|
|House Vice Captain BA||Garima Amarnath||Ananya Seth||Anoushka Das||lshita Gupta|
|Academic Prefects||Changemaker Prefect||Community Outreach Prefect||Academic Prefects|
|Samyukta Shrivatsa 12 ISC||Ananya Gupta 11As||Aditya Kolisetti 11As|
|Ananya Chaudhary 11As|
|Head Girl||Kayli Diya Maini|
|Head Boy||Samit Rao Vudathala|
|Sports Captain||Arhaan Sehgal|
|BA Captain||Aanika Abhay Feagans|
|House Captain||Ojus Mehndiratta||Ekaansh Balaji||Surabhi Parthasarathy||Yash Dhawal Parekh|
|House Vice Captain||Saanvi Prasanna||Mia Bhat||Aadi Gupta||Naisha Kunal Ruvala|
- A broad model that can be used to characterize different national characteristics as linear-active, multi-active, and reactive.
- Different cultures and how they shape attitudes toward time, leadership, team building, and affect a range of organizational behaviors.
- Common patterns in different cultures with examples of how different groups act under different situations.
- How to prepare oneself for being a successful professional in a multi cultural organization.
Sahithi Pingali and Sanaya Katrak receive prestigious Round Square King Constantine Medals for outstanding spirit of service and work for the community Each year, the prestigious King Constantine Medal* is awarded to deserving students in Round Square member schools, who have shown exceptional acts of service to others creating a positive and long-lasting impact on the local environment and community and helped promote and support the ideals of Round Square in their school. This year Sahithi Pingali and Sanaya Katrak (from the Class of 2018) are our inaugural King Constantine medallists for their commendable efforts. Read more about their accomplishments below. Congratulations to both! *The medal is named after the King of Greece, Constantine II, who is currently the President of the Round Square Board, as well as the Patron of Round Square. As a teenager, he attended Anavryta School in Athens which later became a founding Round Square member school, which started his lifelong connection to Round Square. Sahithi was first exposed to the impact of development on Bangalore’s lifeline - our network of lakes - in July 2015, when she won a scholarship from Inventure to participate in the American India Foundation (AIF) program, to study the impact of urban development on scarce resources. Sahithi was also part of the Inventure team that participated in the Our Lakes Our Voice (OLOV) (an Inventure Change Maker initiative) aimed at students from AIF and Inventure doing an experiential case study on Varthur Lake, a 450-acre water body in Inventure’s vicinity. The team’s findings through OLOV prompted Sahithi (the Change Maker OLOV student coordinator) and her team to research the various factors that contribute to the pollution of our water bodies through surveys, sessions with experts, and interviewing people who live and work around the lakes, while carrying out regular testing on ten different Bangalore lakes, for over a year. Sahithi went on to develop an integrated mobile phone app and lake monitoring kit which is being used to visualize changing lake conditions by crowdsourcing lake monitoring to citizens and students. All the collected data feeds into a first-of-its-kind live web-based water health map of the world which automatically indicates the status of each monitored water body. Sahithi won several awards for her research on 'An Innovative Crowdsourcing Approach to Monitoring Freshwater Bodies' at key Science fairs in India and the US. Sanaya has been working for the environment since she was in primary school and successfully convinced her school in Delhi to switch from paper to electronic communication - thus reducing the use of paper. Sanaya joined Inventure in Grade 10 and has been doing much to share her love for our Earth and its inhabitants: including interviewing pourakarmikas and writing articles about them for Citizen Matters online magazine to contributing to our Our Lakes Our Voice project. Sanaya and Sahithi and their team worked together with faculty to set up a water testing lab at school. Sanaya's smiling face has been a constant in whatever she does: from helping to organize changemaker events at school, gathering volunteers for several projects to being the MC for our first ever changemaker challenge event at UB City.
The workshop will be conducted over four sessions in the next few weeks and will culminate on 14 July when our students will present their learning to parents, faculty and their Mu Sigma mentors. During the first session, students were split into teams to work on real life case studies that have especially been created for our students, with accompanying data sets and charts. The students were excited to embark on this unique journey in problem solving and learnt that Mu Sigma evaluated answers to complex questions as either “correct” or “not yet.” One 11th Grader aptly summed up the first session with his comment: “this is so cool!!!”
First Place Science for Development Award by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) USAID is the federal government agency responsible for administering foreign aid. USAID works to promote economic and social development in more than 100 countries around the world. China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) Award for Ability and Creativity in Science and Engineering Project CAST is the largest organization of scientists and technologists in China. One of its missions is to promote public understanding of science. CAST awards are given to the projects that best reflect the originality and innovation of the students' work in all scientific disciplines. Samvid Education Foundation – (Third Place) Agni Award, honoring Dr. Abdul Kalam, former Hon. President of India SAMVID, a non-profit organization, provides a platform for K-12 students and encourage them in honing their academic skills in STEM areas of specialization. Grand Award - Fourth Place, in the Life Sciences Category Team India’s exciting journey for Intel ISEF in Pittsburgh started in New Delhi with a sendoff ceremony and Technology Day organized by the Government of India (attended by the Hon’ble President of India and the Minister for Science and Technology). At ISEF, after an enjoyable grand opening ceremony, the team got down to work with the project setup and preparations. After months of perseverance and many rounds of judging, he was overjoyed to receive the awards at ISEF. Kaushik is looking forward to continuing his work to alleviate the plight of farmers who lose significant crops to diseases without access to agricultural experts. He is also elated that his passion for applying the latest technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Cloud to come up with innovative solutions to broad challenges has been recognized. Kaushik is very thankful for the support and guidance he received from school, family and mentors at every step.