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Compassion Summit Hosted by RVIS
By Ken Davis
Admissions/Marketing Director
Published: 2021-01-27 05:30:31

Hosted by RVIS students and faculty sponsors, Tara Waudby and Samantha Cortes, this year's Virtual Compassion Summit involved X number of schools with over 50 students from around the world with the ultimate goal of increasing compassion in schools through planned action.

The summit is divided into three sections including Keynote, Connections Groups and Workshops that offer students a wide variety of experiences and establish the foundation for the final group project. Keynote topics include “Service over Charity, Going Outside Comfort Zones and Design Thinking' and are designed to encourage students to challenge their thinking while forming new ideas and concepts. These ideas are then expanded on through peer connection groups, where students share experiences and explore topics such as friendship, loyalty, kindness and respect. Students also enroll in workshops and institutes where they take a deep dive into topics on social justice, emotional intelligence, and life skills.

Towards the end of the summit, each school group identifies an issue within their school and dedicates eight weeks to designing and implementing a Compassionate Action Plan that addresses the identified issues. Ms. Cortes believes that, “effective change occurs when youth develop and demonstrate compassion, are involved in the decision-making process, and understand their role in the bigger picture”.

As the event wraps up at the end of March, it will be great to see the impact these young leaders will have on their school and community.

Last Weeks Badminton Results
By: Deena AlReefy
Marketing & Community Relations Liaison
Published: 2021-11-24 06:13:39
A badminton tournament was held at IKNS on Monday the 15th, for youth under 13. This tournament is the first to be held for single players and six schools have participated....
The Importance of Reading - RVIS Annual Book Fair!
By: Muneera Al Khalifa
Grade 12 Student
Published: 2021-11-24 06:02:42
Studies have shown that reading on a daily basis can improve a child's critical thinking as well as enhance their imagination. From the 16th to the 18th of November, RVIS welcomed the return of its annual Book Fair. Set up in the breezeway, students were a...
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Parenting Workshop
By: Muneera Al Khalifa
Grade 12 Student
Published: 2021-11-17 05:39:10
“Move from havoc to harmony home” — Marriette Carston conducted a parenting workshop last Thursday, November 11 at Riffa Views International School. The workshop was open to all RVIS parents of children up to the age of five, as well as members of the Riff...
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