About the Programme

The Asia-Pacific Schools Initiative is an annual educational programme that will bring together students and teachers of the Asia-Pacific region to create a network of future leaders, developing and nurturing in each one of them the capacity to exercise “Leadership through Serene Strength”.

The programme envisages an approach to leadership that includes and goes beyond self, school, local community and inter-country levels. It is a nuanced integration of self and the surrounding world.

Details of the Programme

Leadership through Serene Strength refers to the development of leaders who bear the watermarks of rigour, compassion and resilience. Together with these watermarks, Leadership through Serene Strength requires mastery of core skills of comprehension, collaboration and assessment.

Developing the watermarks and core skills to build Serene Strength is a tough and demanding process, akin to the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly. This process of extending oneself beyond boundaries leads to a metamorphosis within. It enables one to emerge as a leader who has inner calm and equanimity and create positive change in the world.

Programme at Jhalawar Programme at Delhi
The 10-month inaugural session - starting on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 and ending on Friday, December 1, 2017 - will be a combined residential and online programme. The residential part of the programme (two weeks in March and another two weeks in November/December) will be conducted primarily in the town of Jhalawar in Rajasthan, India. In between these two residential segments, the participants – both students as well as teachers -- will continue to collaborate and work together using various online platforms from their respective home locations. The inaugural session - starting on Thursday, April 6, 2017 and ending on Friday, December 15, 2017- will be combination of online programme and programme at Vasant Valley School. The programme at Vasant Valley School will be from 6 April, 2017 to 12 April, 2017 and 11 December, 2017 to 15 December, 2017.In between the two programmes at Vasant Valley School - the students will continue to collaborate and work together using various online platforms from their respective home locations.
   
Their will be a 5 Stages of the inaugural programme, which are as follows: Their will be a 5 Stages of the inaugural programme, which are as follows:
Stage I: Nomination and Registration Process Stage I: Nomination and Registration Process
Stage II: Preparatory Programme Stage II: Preparatory Programme
Stage III: Foundation Programme at Jhalawar, Rajasthan Stage III: Foundation Programme at Vasant Valley School, Delhi
Stage IV: The School Programme Stage IV: The School Programme
Stage V: Concluding Programme: Jhalawar, Jaipur and Delhi Stage V: Concluding Programme: Vasant Valley School, Delhi