AWARDS

JUNE 4th AWARDS CEREMONY

“Global Friends'” and “Teacher of the Year” were awarded on the day of the May 17th “Big Reveal.”  At our June 4th awards ceremony in Council Chambers at City Hall, we honored significant accomplishments of many other members of our global group.

GLOBAL FRIENDS’ AWARD

The 5th grade children at the Anjali Khalsa English School have been awarded our first “Global Friends’ Award,” for their inspired use of art for outreach!  The children dyed and sold Bandhani cloth.  With the proceeds, they bought 101 blankets and on New Year’ Day, the children and their extraordinary teacher, Mr. Tejas Mehta, distributed the blankets to homeless community members.

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We have chosen Mr. Tejas Mehta as…

BPF TEACHER OF THE YEAR

for his dedication to making kindness, creativity, and civic leadership part of his inspired curriculum.

Video link of the children distributing blankets

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COLLABORATE WITH THE 5th GRADE CHILDREN OF OUR ANJALI KHALSA ENGLISH SCHOOL IN INDIA!  

The children at the Anjali Khalsa English School in India wrote lyrics for the “Best Things in Life Theme.”  They need your help.  Please develop the music and perform the completed song.

 

“Best Things in Life”

Sleeping in the corner on the mat of faith,
Dreaming of the world where I am not afraid,

Playing on the fields, rushing down the streets,
The magic of the book, daily I perceive,

These are the best things in life…
I wanna stay here for a while,
For this is a world to hope and shine,
for these are the best things in life,

Dancing in the rain with my group of mains,
Making fun of people, passing down the lanes,
Jumping from the stairs, swinging in the chairs,
Spending hours calming down a friend,
Sharing love and likes for the favourite band,
These are the best things in life,
I wanna stay here for a while…

I am here with you for this moment, just laugh,
Forget about all wories and glories, just laugh,
These are the best things in life,
I wanna stay here for a while…

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NATES GIFT

Nate’s Gift:  14-year-old Nate recognized that in order to maintain our program, we needed to find ways to communicate with our partner schools.  Nate donated Samsung tablets, that will enable ongoing connections.  Through the 2017-2018 school year, the tablets will be awarded, per season, to our most involved schools and art groups.  To kick things off, we are sending two tablets to the Anjali Khalsa English School children and one tablet to their teacher. Congratulations to Mr. Mehta and to his inspirational students!

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