Borderlands organized a 3 day long Leadership Development & Outdoor Education Program for students from Alok Vidyashram. The first program ran from the 9th – 11th December for the students from grade 8 – 9 and the second from the 18th – 20th December. The program was based on the theme of ‘learning by doing’ and was highly successful in achieving some of the objectives set by the school and the students themselves. The sense of building capacity outside the classroom environment, learning leadership traits, building teams for better results and having fun were some of the learning drawn from the program.
The students were highly enthusiastic and actively participated in all the activities from trekking, braving the cold weather camping, working together to solve problems and improving their team skills. Some of the challenges like steep uphill climb, walking across suspension bridges, scrambling over the rocks to the hidden waterfalls, all of these were dealt with much interest and excitement.
Of course, it was not only hard work and no play, the students had ample opportunity of interacting with each other and have sizeable dose of fun and recreation. Talent show on the last night followed by music and dance, mouth watering meals at Borderlands and the ambience around the resort all added to making the trip highly memorable with memories that will linger for years to come.