Archives – tGELF 2013-14

The Global Education & Leadership Foundation (tGELF) is a program initiative of The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation whose vision is to nurture young ethical leaders that will be future agents of change. Classes 8 and 9 will be engaging in the unique value based curriculum from tGELF. To provide experiential and real world learning, and provide output driven intervention, tGELF supports its curriculum with Programs and initiatives for students to participate in sensitization, appreciation, action and exchange programs for culture, art, heritage, adventure, self-awareness and community service.

1. Life Skills and Leadership Program (LSL): 

Hari Shree has incorporated tGELF’s LSL – a long term leadership intervention in middle and high school focussing on embedding a culture of ethical leadership. The experiential program has a unique value based curriculum which helps create a global mindset amongst the young students. The curriculum which focuses on 8 constructs, has been developed by a team of experts. We are implementing this curriculum in class 8 & 9. Four of our teachers have been trained to deliver the lessons. tGELF provides continuous personal and professional development to promote collaborative learning and sharing of best practices.

The program empowers the students with:

  • Leadership skills
  • Spirit of contribution
  • Positive approach to decision making
  • Ethics, values and integrity
  • Quest and zeal for excellence
  • Desire to become life long learners

2. Leadership Initiative for Excellence (LIFE) 2014

Aug 8 to 10, 2014 at Vivanta by Taj, Surajkund

An initiative from tGELF, LIFE is an annual endeavour to create a platform for students with leadership skills to interact, exchange ideas, and empower them as thinkers and change-makers.

LIFE 2014 brought together educationists, film-makers, academicians, philosophers, leaders and young university students from across the world in an attempt to create synergy which will ignite the creative sparks for social action in the future.

Ms. Pushpa Gopal, Ms. Meenakshi Nagaraj and Ms. Shashikala Varadarajan attended and participated in this event.

3. Professional Development : 

Teachers are the mainstay of the tGELF initiatives. tGELF organises several training sessions with an endeavour to train them in cutting edge education concepts.

  • Ms. Shobana Balaji, Ms. Bhuvana Kannan, Ms. Shobana Murali and Dr. Sundar attended the “Becoming and Being a teacher” workshop facilitated by Prof. William Gaudelli, Associate Professor, Columbia University, USA on January 22, 2014.
  • Ms. Jasmine, Ms. Rakhi, Ms. Krupa and Ms. Caroline attended the LSL teacher training programme on 21st june, 2014.
  • Ms. Pushpa Gopal and Ms. Meenakshi Nagaraj attended LIFE 2014 at Surajkund on Aug 8 to 10, 2014.
  • “Harnessing Creativity in the classrooms” – Education Prize teacher award.

Hari Shree teacher among the top 10 finalists in tGELF’s Teacher Awards 2014.

It was a proud occasion for CHSV as Ms. SashiKala Vardarajan,a member of the Science Faculty at CHSV was shortlisted among the 10 finalists to participate in the grand finale of the Harnessing Creativity Award Teacher, hosted by TGELF. The Grand finale of the Teacher Ceremony comprised of an interaction between the panel of esteemed judges and competing teachers who presented their academic projects. The top three finalists were then awarded for their projects which was presented to the audience. Ms. Sashikala’s project was on introducing innovative approaches in the Science classroom. The teacher award competition was open to TGELF member schools around the country with the objective of commending teachers who have introduced innovative teaching methodologies in the classroom. The award ceremony was hosted in Surajkund and a part of LIFE 2014 . The convention which was also attended by Ms. Pushpa Gopal and Ms Meenakshi Nagaraj from CHSV, is an annual event which brings together the TGELF scholars and a host of distinguished people from around the world who had carved their niche as leaders in their own domains. Here is the video that introduces her and the award announcement

The mission of this challenge was to find practical and innovative methodologies that are changing the way we teach the existing curriculum and are encouraging creative expression in children.

The criteria for selection was on Innovative methodologies: A methodology that is practical, can be implemented in classrooms and relates to one or more of the following:

  • Impels children to become critical thinkers and problem solvers
  • Initiates collaborative projects and team-based leadership
  • Impels children to take control of their own education
  • Boosts leadership qualities in children
  • Encourages children to be flexible and adaptable but at the same time to stand up for what they believe in
  • Prompts children to trust themselves
  • Assists children to become effective oral and written communicators
  • Gives children the ability to effectively analyse information
  • Induces curiosity about the world, in children
  • Encourages children to use their imagination
  • Encourages children to explore questions rather than learn answers
  • Encourages students to think rather than require right answer responses
  • Provides children with opportunities to do challenging and creative work
  • Gives children space to voice their opinions
  • Encourages children to become more empathetic and altruistic
  • Teaches real world skills to children 

The Awards is Monetary Prizes in three Age categories: (3-9), (10-13), (14-18)

Ages categories Class Prize
3- 9 year olds Nursery- Class Five Rs. 1 lakh
10-13 year olds Class Six- Class Eight Rs. 1 lakh
14-18 year olds Class Nine- Class Twelve Rs. 1 lakh
  • Monetary support to implement the winning ideas in various ways.
  • Publication of a compilation of the best ideas, and monitoring the success of these ideas when implemented, over the coming years.
  • Winners can attend tGELF LIFE Conferences and will become a part of the tGELF network.

4. Harmony 2014

26 Aug, 2014

Another initiative from tGELF – Harmony : Co Creating Tomorrow is an annual endeavour to identify talent from across the country. A series of challenges that begin at the regional levels and culminate at the national level. Harmony holds regional level inter school competitions in 8 regions. The regional rounds Harmony 2014 for the south zone was hosted at Hari Shree on 26th August.  Ten schools competed in three events – Sense and Intellect ( Debate) ; Street blenders  (Street Play) and Mind games ( Chess).  The winners of the regional rounds will compete in the national finals to be held to be held on Nov 1-2, 2014 at Gurgaon.  This will be an overnight camp that brings together students from India and overseas for a series of competitions and workshops, with the objective of searching for social, action-oriented leadership talent. Harmony will also mark the Finale of Youth Leader 2014 – tGELF’s endeavour to identify leadership potential in the youth of today.

For more details on Harmony 2014 at CHSV please check

5. Fair for a Cause – Fund raising event

November 1st 2014

As part of a tGELF project to raise funds for the Kashmir floods, students of Classes 8 and 9 organised a Fair in the school premises. Visitors at the fair could watch a movie screening and a classical dance performance titled ‘Thaka Thimi Thaa’. An entertaining Music band set the tone. Numerous stalls were put up for this noble cause – Food, Pay and Play, Mehendi, Nail Art, Photo shoot, Handmade jewellery etc. People also got a chance to cuddle an adorable pet at the Pet Pal counter. The response to the fund raising fair was very good and we would like to thank the parents for their contribution in making ‘Fair for a Cause’ a success. For more details visit

6. Youth Leader

7.  Leaders Club

8. Leaders Forum

9. International Reach


Harmony 2013

Doha Goals 2013

PD for School Leaders


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