With globalization and liberalization becoming the order of the day, our world is increasingly turning into a smaller place, with each of the workplaces and educational institutions having more diversity than ever before. We can walk into any of the corporate offices and surely the one sight that would greet us is how people from different ethnicities, cultures, and beliefs are working harmoniously together. Considering such a multicultural environment in the workplaces and educational institutes is truly inspiring. And, if we want our children to thrive and be welcomed in such a diverse environment, perhaps there is no better way than introducing them to such an environment from an early age, right here in their school.
It is important to mention in this regard that though the diversity in the professional landscape is a big motivation for us to offer such an environment to our children, still, that is not the sole reason why we believe students can benefit immensely in a multicultural environment. In this article today, let us peep into the various ways through which a diverse environment can help our children.
Developing the ability to adjust in any scenario
We, at Vidsan Charthouse, believe that the foremost benefit students derive from a multicultural environment is developing the ability to adjust in an assortment of beliefs, commitments, and lifestyles. When they grow up in a diverse environment, children learn to be flexible in accepting a multitude of ideas and becoming compliant to changes.
Increasing the cultural awareness of the students
When we offer an environment where different cultures, races, and religious beliefs come together, we offer an opportunity to the students to develop a perception of the world at large. Children are quick learners, and being in such a scenario, helps them comprehend new perceptions, values, and ideas from firsthand experience. This, we believe, is so much more important than merely relying on the books to teach them all about the various cultures existing in the world.
Finding ways to fit in a multicultural environment
Cultural differences can create substantial dilemmas and barriers in effective cooperation if the ways of appreciating it are not taught at the earliest. It is only a matter of the point of view, and a variety of ideas coming from a diverse group of people can either be seen as disruptive or welcomed as multiple viable options. However, the need is to create and nurture that point of view in children from the early days.
Paving the way for brighter opportunities in future
Growing up and learning in the multicultural environment offers children a better understanding of the behaviours, attitudes, and beliefs of others. Armed with this knowledge about others, children get to develop a higher level of social and interpersonal skills. This is something that aids and assists children long after they leave the boundaries of school and venture into the world of higher education and corporate workspaces.
We, at Vidsan Charterhouse, a leading IB board school in Delhi NCR, have always believed that a multicultural environment plays a significant role in the holistic development of the brilliant minds of tomorrow. To that end, offering global outreach and exposure has always been one of our top priorities for our children.
Not only do we welcome students from varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds in our institution, but also have summer programs in place to offer wider exposure to our pupils. Moreover, we offer bilateral exchange programs with renowned international institutions to enlighten the students about the true meaning of diversity. Through these multipronged approaches, we aim to ensure that our students inculcate an understanding of global multiplicities, as they go through a journey of personal development.