Children of Carmel School pose with the foreign students in Dhanbad on Monday. Picture by Gautam Dey
It was a meeting that students of Carmel School, Dhanbad, will remember for a long time.
On Monday, more than 200 girls of the cradle got a chance to take a sneak peek into the world of global business and learn some lessons about entrepreneurship, thanks to the seven foreign students who interacted with them.
These guests are here as a part of an AIESEC (Association Internationale des Étudiants en Sciences Économiques et Commerciales) project.
AIESEC is an international organisation of students and young executives.
These interns — Carlos Gabriel De Lima (Brazil), Khalid Almas (Saudi Arabia), Anar Masimov, (Ukraine), Perry Chiv (Taiwan), Fany (Switzerland), Anya (Russia) and Jessica (Malaysia) — are currently working on different projects funded by Dhanbad-based NGO Whiz Mantra.
Apart from interacting with the students, they also put up stalls to display a variety of articles like jewellery, food items of their respective countries.
“It was a kind of a cultural exchange programme aimed at encouraging a global mindset,” said chief executive officer of Whiz Mantra Abhishek Chakraborty who along with members of ISM chapter of AIESEC Kirti Singh and Bhavishya Mathur accompanied the guests to the school.
Divulging details, Kirti Singh said, “The programme started around 11am. During the interactive session held from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, the foreign guests tried to explain the concept of entrepreneurship to the students of Carmel School.”
Carlos Gabriel De Lima, a student of Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais in Brazil shared with the students some culture stories as well purely business experiences.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Khalid Almas of Saudi Arabia, who is at present pursuing a course on management of supply chain operation at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, in the US said, “The interaction with the students of Carmel School was very interesting. We also learnt a lot of things about India and at the same time encouraged the students to start their own business.”