Learn about Diwali from students in India

Learn about the many customs and celebrations during Diwali from students in India.

Duration : 60 mins     Max Size : 50     Destination : India  

Category : School Events & Workshops     Recommended For : Schools

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This is a unique opportunity for students in other parts of the world to virtually meet children in India and learn about the customs and celebrations during the colourful Diwali festival.

The five day festival of Diwali (also called the 'Festival of lights' is celebrated by millions of Indian's across the world. It coincides with harvest and new year celebrations and is considered to be the triumph of light over darkness. (The world Diwali comes from the Sanskrit world Deeapavali which means lighted lamps)

During the festival, the whole of India comes alive in a spirit of celebration. Public places are decorated abundantly and people decorate their houses with lamps (also called 'Diyas') and festive colours. It's a time for feasts and sweets and new clothes. The festival is celebrated by the young and old using fireworks.

Real-world student exchange programs are designed to bring children from two countries together thus acquainting them with each other’s culture and language. However, such programs  are not been accessible to everyone. Globe From Home’s International Classroom exchange sessions completely eliminates the limitations of conventional programs bringing children from different countries together virtually and in real time (subject to time zones, of course).

On this session, students in other countries will be able to meet children in India and lean about the festivities first-hand from them. Students can engage in collaborative activities like Diya painting.

The session requires one teacher from both countries to be present.


Your Presenter

  Charly Jacob

Charly is one of the Executive Producers at Globe from Home and brings more than two decades of experience in Tourism management into creating special travel experiences.

Charly has been involved in campaigns involving the conservation of environment and is an active team member in our Responsible Tourism projects. His other interests include listening to music and driving.

How it works

Our International Class Exchange sessions are offered free of charge for participating schools. These sessions are designed to accommodate a maximum of 50 students. Owing to the time zone difference with India, it is ideal to book these sessions for 9 am. When you book the session, please indicate dates that are convenient to you. Globe From Home will then co-ordinate with partner schools in India to arrange the session.

Once the pairing is complete, we send you an email with a link to join session. Participants can log in from their classrooms/ homes on the scheduled dates using the link provided.

What you need

You will need a stable internet connection and a mobile device (ideally a desktop or laptop) to stream the session.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel and obtain a full refund for this session until 5 days before the date of the first session.

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