|Title||One Student’s Reflections on an ASEF Online Collaboration|
Mr Ishan Arora/Student at St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School, Meera Bagh
|Venue||New Delhi, India|
God created world, man created boundaries! But as it is rightly said, “Where there is a will, there is a way”, and Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) has definitely succeeded in going beyond such boundaries and helping in global collaboration.
This entire year was simply wonderful. Getting to be a part of 35 creative Online Collaborations, getting to know people, interacting with Online Collaboration coordinators, learning new software, designing pages, writing stories and articles, everything was really great. I am highly grateful to the ASEF Classroom Network Programme (ASEF ClassNet) and all the teacher coordinators for giving me this opportunity to learn so much. The icing on the cake, being the success in our endeavour, is the “iMagz- Making Myself Heard”. With loads of efforts put in by all of us, this year’s victory seemed to be sweeter than ever. Working on such a big global platform and getting to know the views and opinions of your counterparts living in other countries was a really creative idea. When this Online Collaboration began its execution, I was overwhelmed to see the support of other members from different countries. Everyone started uploading articles, pictures, videos etc. on topics varying from culture, cuisine, sports, fashion, school, friendship and the list is endless. I was amazed to see that how we all are completely different in all the aspects of life, and yet we are all one! And something that bound us all together was “iMagz-Making Myself Heard”. Even I uploaded articles on topics such as ‘Share and Care’ and ‘True Heroes and Heroines’.
Being one of the designers and editors in the Online Collaboration, the actual task started after we received such amazing response and we had to compile it all into a beautiful magazine. That feeling cannot be explained in words. And today when we have the final output in our hand along with the Merit Award, summing up this experience seems impossible. Thus, I conclude by saying, “Cheers to iMagz-Making Myself Heard” and yes, I was able to make myself heard!