The AMI School has joined hands with The Citizens Archive of Pakistan(CAP), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural and historical heritage of Pakistan for their Exchange for Change program .The aim of this program is to improve relationship between school students of 2 different countries .it makes the students in both countries realize that dialogue is not just possible but sustainable too.
Our country is India. The Exchange for Change- India seeks to exchange information, establish intercommunity linkages, alter student’s stereotypical perception and encourage people to people contact. Class VII is participating under the supervision of the class teacher Ms. Naveeda Salim and Ms. Asima Arif.
There are 5 phases involved:
- Phase 1 – Letter Series
- Phase 2 – Photography Series
- Phase 3 – Oral History Series
- Phase 4 – Video Series
- Phase 5 – Physical Exchange
Phase 1 – Letter Series: Students write letter introducing themselves, interest, hobbies and ask questions from their counterparts. Handmade Eid cards were sent along with their letters.
Phase 2 – Photography Series: Photography depicting lifestyles and collages depicting Monuments, school life, food and festivals workshops will be made. This enables letter understanding of the other country lifestyle.
Phase 3 – Oral History Series: Students interview grandparents about their early lives in the subcontinent and record them to be sent to their counterparts.
Phase 4 – video series: The entire project is documented, recording the student’s hopes and aspirations which will be exchanged at the end of the project.
Phase 5 – Physical Change: At the end of the project, selected members will visit India for a weeklong trip. This will allow face to face interaction and personally experience life across the border.