Nishant Chittari, a New Albany 7th grader was selected as an Ambassador for the USA for the 2013 World Education Games. Nishant received the third highest score in the U.S. on the math competition to earn this ambassador title. Now his mission is to educate other students about the games, increase participation and raise money to support UNICEF from the New Albany Learning Community! You can follow his progress and read his posts on the USA blog.
Interested parents can sign up their kids at www.worldeducationgames.com for this free educational event and can also make contributions to UNICEF school-in-box program.
World Education Games is an opportunity to bring all students around the world aged between 4 to 18 together by playing the online educational games and give a helping hand to those in need. The games are an exciting online challenge for our school’s students, with our top students competing against the best in the world. More than 5.5 million students from 200 countries and territories register for the games each year.
New Albany Schools is taking part in the UNICEF World Education Games held between March 4 and 7 this year. The World Education Games is the Olympics of education and we are excited for our students to participate. It is a great initiative that allows students to practice and further develop their skills in the areas of literacy, mathematics and science.
As a U.S. Ambassador, Nishant is representing our country on the world stage trying to promote the values and spirit of the event. As an Ambassador he is responsible for introducing the games to other students, encouraging them to participate March 4 – 7.
Philanthropy is Key
There is also the philanthropic mission of the games – to fund raise to support UNICEF. The organization’s School-in a-Box program will equip up to 90 students and three teachers with the necessary resources to aid in the education of students in a disaster situation or impoverished country. This is the other key component to Nishant’s work. Nishant is working with school administrators to host a variety of fundraising events in the school buildings including a hat day for students to make contributions and wear their favorite hat for the day.