BY ARYEMAN RAJ
Education is a lifelong process, and for many parents, engaging in their children’s school life is an excuse to get creative again. The parent action community at the IB school- Fazlani L’academie Globale (FLAG) is organizing Fazlani Festember 2013, an event which will see the parents of children studying in FLAG, participate in a variety of events – cooking, dance, drama, visual art. Eminent personalities from these fields will judge the participants. These include celebrity chef
Tarla Dalal, Ruel Varindani of ‘Nach Baliye’ fame and also of the upcoming show of ‘Zee-Dance Mummy Dance’, and actors Dinyar Contractor and Farzil Pardiwala.
The Dance Competition on 14th February was an overwhelming success much appreciated by all the judges. The themes chosen by the Falzani parents all had a social awareness such as the importance of a girl child, stopping of dowry, global warming, gadgets empowering the future generation. These social messages shall be aired by participants in the coming episodes of ‘Nach Baliye’. Shabana Pattawalla, a Fazlani Parent who took the initiative of organizing this event was adjudged the winner of the Best Social Message and awarded a Medal for “Stop Dowry.”
Mahera Goel, Programme Coordinator & Academic Director at Fazlani L’Academie Globale says that “The emphasis of the IB system has always been on the holistic development of the child’s sense of enquiry. Parents have an important role to play within this; they need to be equal stakeholders in the process of education. Through Fazlani Festember 2013, we hope that we will be taking one step closer towards this.”
A group of parents reiterated this view and expressed gratitude to the school. “We enjoy working together and are grateful for the great support we enjoy from the teachers and the school. We hope to always be a big part of our children’s schooling.”
The event is being held at the FLAG campus in Mazgaon from the 13th-16th Feb, and the proceeds collected from the Festival will be contributed to an NGO.