HKIS students return to Ambur and Pernambut, India
For the last seven years Hong Kong International Students (HKIS) students have traveled to India to visit Concordia Higher Secondary School in Ambur and Concordia Higher Secondary School in Pernambut to implement a “Teaching for Empowerment” curriculum developed by HKIS students.
In March, HKIS students returned to India once again to facilitate this week-long program. This year, Caroline Scown, HKIS alum and co-writer of the empowerment curriculum, traveled with the current HKIS student to research the effectiveness of the program. Her surveys and interviews of the program participants aimed to respond to the nagging question that is always present in school service learning events: (1) did we actually make a difference? (2) in this context, can our students honestly say that the program truly empowered the other students?
To read more about this trip and the results of Ms. Scown’s research, please visit Dr. Marty Schmidt’s blog.