Jain International Residential School had established a Sister School Partnership Program with Victoria Young Leaders Indian – Australian Exchange Program, Australia, by signing an MOU with them in July 2019. Twenty students visited JIRS in September for 15 days program as part of the program and were exposed to the Indian way of life, education, and culture. The VYL students stayed with the JIRS students during their visit and established great rapport with them. The students and faculty members participated in all educational, cultural, sports, and day-to-day activities at JIRS. The students crystallized well with program and bonded with their Indian classmates. They learned STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Management/Mathematics) in India, Outbound Learning Program at Eagles Unbound Adventure Park, International Literacy, classical Indian music, dance and painting. They imbibed every aspect of Indian culture.
The Faculty of VYL, Ben and the other members were engaged in learning the systems and processes practiced at JIRS. They held classes for the JIRS students and introduced the Australian pedagogy of teaching. This Student-Teacher Exchange Program has benefited both the students and teachers of the institutions and enabled them to understand the cultural and traditions, of India and Australia. Educational approach to student centric learning program was an extraordinary learning experience for both the countries and it will grow with time. These young leaders will bring more understanding, cooperation, and respect comparative to the planet earth. They have promised to work on sustainable environment program, through Social Media, Skype and lot of other engagements.