Branksome Hall Asia Wins International School of the Year Award 2021
Branksome Hall Asia was shortlisted for awards within two categories that included ‘Community Initiative’ and ‘Strategic Leadership.’ Schools that are nominated for an award are considered for the International School of the Year award. The Community Initiative award for 2021 was achieved in connection of a student-led initiative which resulted in the design and production of security necklaces for girls in vulnerable situations in Nepal. Specifically, Branksome Hall Asia’s IB Diploma students were recognized for their community initiative for their work creating the Paradigm Club to solve social problems through the use of technology innovation. In collaboration with the NGO, Life World (or Life Nuri), the Paradigm Club proposed a disaster research project for the victims of the Nepal earthquake. The students designed and produced a solar powered security necklace equipped with a flashlight, alarm, and tracking chip for vulnerable young women. The next generation of Paradigm is still going strong.