Aptech International Preschool organized a series of webinars for parents of pre-schoolers. The webinar had eminent personalities and speakers from the industry including Fatema Agarkar who is the Founder of ‘Agarkar Center of Excellence’ and Neha Kare Kanabar, Founder, (UNIMO) Universe of Moms alongside a manifestation coach and Riddhi Doshi Patel, a child psychologist and parenting counsellor. The webinars aimed to educate the parents of young children and pre-choolers about the importance of emotion coaching, cognitive development and social skills development offering parents guidance to help their kids with strategies for coping with emotions.
So far, the brand has addressed these important discussions over two webinars, first one focussing on Emotional Intelligence, followed by a one on one conversation with a qualified child psychologist Ms. Riddhi Doshi Patel on ‘Stress busters for parents of pre-schoolers‘. With the ongoing pandemic affecting not just the physical but also the emotional health of each of us and toddlers being no different; Aptech International Preschool has put these discussions on priority and intended to reach out to all the parents who can be helped through these webinars via a Facebook live medium.
Panel discussion on Emotional Intelligence and its importance in the life of children and parents
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Emotional Intelligence basically is the ability of a person to understand one’s own emotions and others too, the ability to notice, understand and act effectively on emotions. Since the book release, ‘Emotional Intelligence‘ by Daniel Goleman in 1995, study after study has proven that, “Cognitive skills-verbal comprehension, memory, reasoning and processing speed-will help academically, but they will only get a person so far in life. To really go the distance, those IQ traits should be rounded out with social-emotional skills like motivation, perseverance, impulse control, coping mechanisms and the ability to delay gratification.” Social skills are behaviours that promote positive interactions among people. It could start of by teaching them sharing, taking turns, cooperating and communicating clearly. Children with poor social skills are often found having a hard time getting along with other children or coping up in general.
Bhavika Chouhan, Senior Vice President & Business Head, Aptech International Preschool said, “What we intended to do with these webinars about ‘Emotional Intelligence’ and ‘Stress busters for parents of pre-schoolers‘, is to address these important topics with parents to create awareness about emotion coaching; cognitive development and social skill development of their kids not only to be healthy physically but also to be able to make friends and do better in life in general. Lockdown required young children to stay indoors all the time and hence we felt this is the right time to talk about it.”
She further added, “At Aptech International Preschool, we have prepared our curriculum keeping cognitive development, social skills and emotional intelligence in mind. Through our webinars, we wish to guide as many parents as possible. Only the right guidance to parents can help the pre-schoolers acquire skills that will make a lasting impact in developing their overall personalities.”
Neha Kare Kanabar, Founder, Universe of Moms said, “Today we all understand the relevance of Emotional Intelligence in an adult life as well as in the life of kids, also an emotionally intelligent kid eases a mother’s life in so many ways. We at UNIMO are all about mother’s wellbeing and we all agree that a mother’s happiness is in the child’s wellbeing and that is all the more reason for me to use this platform with Aptech International Preschool to talk about such an important topic. Parents today are more open to having such discussions and I hope this webinar helped them in enhancing their parenting skills.”
Fatema Agarkar, founder of Agarkar Center of Excellence added, “When we talk about education, it is often fixated on performance and those performance goals are always about language acquisition, numerously brilliant, scientific discovery. We often forget that children are all about emotion, it’s how they feel and how they react to how they feel. Unfortunately we’ve all been in lockdown since March 2020 and have had the moments of impulse loss as adults. Imagine the little ones subject to all of this, locked in a house and no body to actually guide them about how to regulate those emotions. Social-emotional learning is a process of development that should begin early-on in life as it is all about self-awareness, self-control and inter-personal skills which would result in healthy mental health as one progresses in life.”
Talking about ‘Stress busters for parents of pre-schoolers‘ which happened to be the second webinar by Aptech International preschool, Ms. Riddhi Doshi Patel, a Child Psychologist and Parenting Counsellor said, “There have been two sides to what effect pandemic has brought to parents and children, in a way it has been blessing in disguise and brought parents and kids together, they got to understand each other better. On the flip side we have been hearing about anxiety and panic problems, especially to the kids. This makes it important for us to address this as a serious concern. I am glad that Aptech International Preschool (AIP) picked this problem to discuss, this would help the parents to get a hold on the highs and the lows of dealing with their kid’s emotions at this time and in the future.”
She added, “Children in our generation got to play with mud, pluck flowers run in the field etc. Cognitive development is all about how much space you give to your child to be creative, to go out of their comfort zone and to be explorative. Given current circumstances, you could engage your kids in the kitchen even if the kid is only one and a half year old, give them a wall to play with colours without restricting their creativity. Talking about Social skills, though both cognitive and social skills go hand in hand, it is very important that as parents, you communicate (verbally and non-verbally) with your child, even if it is a one month old baby – this way you instil emotional vocabulary in a child.”
Aptech International Preschool brand has grown to be present in several cities and now has introduced its digitized and improvised model to the preschool segment. Aptech International Preschool is focusing its new curriculum on exposing the children to the 21st century skills also considered as core life skills for child development. The curriculum supports cognitive development, critical thinking, sequential learning and social-emotional skills.
For more information, please visit www.aptechinternationalpreschool.com or give a missed call at 18002091444.
About Aptech Limited
With over three decades of strong experience in the vocational skill training and non-formal academic curriculum based training programs, Aptech Limited is a pioneer in the non-formal vocational training business in the country with a significant global presence. Ever since its commencement in 1986 and with a current presence in total over 800 centres globally, Aptech Limited has effectively ventured into diverse sectors ranging from IT training, media & entertainment, retail & aviation, beauty & wellness, banking & finance, pre-school segment amongst others. Aptech Limited has successfully trained students, professionals, universities & corporates through its two main streams of business – Individual training and Enterprise Business Group.
Under Individual Training, Aptech offers career and professional training through its multi brands – Arena Animation, Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) (both in Animation & Multimedia), Lakm Academy powered by Aptech (beauty & grooming), Aptech Learning (Information Technology, Aptech Hardware & Networking, English Learning Language & Banking & Finance), Aptech Aviation & Hospitality Academy, Aptech International Preschool amongst others.
Enterprise business includes Training and Assessment Solutions for Corporates & Institutions (Aptech Training Solutions, Aptech Assessment & Testing Solutions). Aptech Limited has been recognized as a Great Place to Work (2017 & 2019) won the Golden Peacock National Training Award (2019) and appraised at Maturity Level 5 of People Capability Maturity Model (PCMM) in the year 2020.
For further information, please visit: www.aptech-worldwide.com.
Sushma Gets Ranked Best Developer in Punjab Based on Customer Reviews
Delhi-based research firm International Brand & Research Forum (IBRF) gave AAA ratings based on customer satisfaction to Sushma Buildtech from Punjab and declared it the Best Developer in Punjab based on customer reviews. The survey was conducted across the region with a special focus on past customers; IBRF Global researched the quality & feedback index on various parameters to come up with the result.
Mr. Prateek Mittal, Executive Director,Sushma Group
Mr. Prateek Mittal, Executive Director, Sushma Group, said, “Our customers are the centre of our attention, and we value Customer Feedback and customer reviews as it helps us get to know our strength. We pay attention to the tiniest aspects in our grandest goals, and we make the biggest pledges in the tiniest details.“
The Sushma Group has been a leading name in the real estate sector of Chandigarh right after its inception. The organization is known for providing world-class residential and commercial options with state-of-the-art amenities. A name to reckon with and is one of the top 10 developers in the Tricity region, the Group has a track record of delivering 14 projects in 13 years. The IBRF looked at the Sushma Customer Complaints over a period of time and compared with Sushma Customer Feedback for brand and specific projects. Sushma Customer Reviews were also studied and taken into consideration.
The Group has long valued customer satisfaction and has paid close attention to customer feedback. The Group has returned with their Happy Home Celebrations during the festival season to spread delight among homebuyers and present them with memories to last a lifetime. Every month, they are spreading happiness to 100+ families by satisfying them with superb, assured quality and the best location of their dream homes. They are encouraging individuals to enhance their celebrations by buying a new home.
Sushma has worked hard to ensure that all of its projects meet the highest standards of quality and consistency. The majority of its projects are located on PR7 Airport Road, which provides good connectivity.
Oakridge Bengaluru School Principal Pallavi Mishra Speaks on Future of Learning
In its 29 States and 7 Union territories, India has a staggering 20 million schools with 315 million students. Almost two third of these schools are government run and need more focus on professional development for teachers, holistic learning methods for students and technological integration in all aspects of daily school life. The tie up of 30 government schools in Delhi with IB (International Baccalaureate) the beginning of this reformation of schools and can truly accelerate equity in education.
Oakridge International School Principal Pallavi Mishra interacting with IB Students
IB is designed to evoke the curiosity in students about the world around them, thereby creating life-long learners. The curriculum is structured in a way that it exposes students to a wide range of activities, projects and experiences, that develop their personality and prepare them for the competitive world ahead. Right from p.y.p (primary years programme), children learn to approach problem solving in the design thinking method. Once a concept is introduced, it is researched, studied and understood through Math, English and Science. Consequently, children develop a transdisciplinary approach very early on. This habit of scientific investigation is nurtured in m.y.p (middle years programme) through the global contexts and approaches to teaching and learning. In fact, the vertical alignment of the curriculum is quite exception, what begins as unit of inquiry in primary, evolves into interdisciplinary unit and in d.p (diploma programme) it acquires a more formal structure through the extended essay and theory of knowledge. In other words, children are given several opportunities to explore and investigate a big idea in a structured manner with measurable outcomes. And in many ways, this form of learning provides the much-awaited reformation of the traditional Indian schooling system.
What is considered as extra-curricular in the traditional schooling system is embedded in the main academic curriculum and implemented via collaborative student-led initiatives. For instance, Oakridge Bengalurus JMUN (Junior Model United Nations) event is a platform where students speak as country delegates and debate over a host of on-going world issues from food crisis, to global warming and waste disposal. Events like these are one among the many in the IB way of learning, that nurture leadership, public speaking, and problem-solving skills in students
In the words of Sir Ken Robinson (International Advisor on Education) “It is time for an education system that is “flexible“, sees ‘connections‘ between all types of knowledge and provides ample ‘opportunities‘ for different ability groups and talents to flourish.”
To know more about Oakridge International School and their IB Programme visit www.oakridge.in/bengaluru.
Amidst a Drop in Glove Prices – SRAM & MRAM Cements its Place in the Gloves Market
The COVID -19 has reduced its intensity with the onset of the vaccines and stringent lockdown rules imposed by the Countries and Governments all across the globe, but in no way it has stopped completely. Slowly and steadily we are witnessing newer strains regularly, posing a challenge to healthcare authorities across the globe.
The world has seen a sea change in its attitude towards businesses and people. The synergies have somehow changed for good or worse. But one thing that stands out is the will to fight against all odds, be it the people or the businesses. One such business that started to thrive in the COVID-19 times is the business of Nitrile and Latex gloves. Almost, the whole world was running from pillar to post to secure allocations from glove manufacturers. Manufacturers doubled and sometimes trebled their capacities to accommodate the sudden surge. With the herd immunity in some locations, the entire demand of gloves peaked. Post that, with the advent of vaccines until the beginning of 2021, the demand suddenly died, resulting in an over-capacity produced lying in warehouses and ports and factories with businesses collapsing. Prices had dropped to almost pre-COVID levels with many businesses almost on the verge of shutting down their shops.
SRAM & MRAM Group a conglomerate from the UK, understanding the gravitas, has decided to make the glove business its mainstay. The brand has opted to continue the business against all odds. With its concentration on newer glove products and better marketing strategies, the group has decided to stay afloat in an otherwise shaky environment. The brand has taken such a bold step to continue further. All thanks to the TOP Gloves Corporation Bhd, the leading OEM supplier, world’s largest manufacturer of gloves to help salvage SRAM’s business initiatives in the Gloves market.
Special mention has to be made for Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai, the Founder of TOP Gloves for extending his full support and helping in SRAM’s initiatives wholeheartedly. Dr. Hiranandani, Chairman of the SRAM Group conveys his heartfelt gratitude to Tan Sri Dr. Lim Wee Chai and the entire TOP Gloves Team for staying with SRAM and helping SRAM graciously and providing their dedicated support for their business in North America and Europe. With the continuous cooperation of Tan Sri Dr. Lim Wee Chai and his entire team, SRAM is expected to grow in the glove industry.
SRAM & MRAM Group was instrumental in launching a wide variety of PPE products and solutions under the brand name of “Walletz4u” to fight the pandemic. Currently, the brand is focusing on gloves of varying specifications, shapes, sizes and contours for varied industries. With the launch of Walletz4u, the group joins the league of the leading players to sell their own brand of gloves across the globe. SRAM & MRAM under its banner is currently looking to create a big foothold on all the premier types of gloves requirements without restricting itself to rubber and latex products.
Billionaire and the 8th richest person in Malaysia, Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai, the Executive Chairman and Founder of Top Glove Corporation Bhd, in the year 1991 started with 1 factory and 1 line and has since transformed the brand to being the largest glove manufacturer with a 26% market share across the globe with 50 production facilities and 800 production lines in Malaysia, China, Vietnam and Thailand. The company is also listed on Bursa Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) and the main board of the Singapore Exchange (SGX).
In 2015, Lim completed his PhD in Management from the University of Selangor in Malaysia. He was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration by Oklahoma City University in the United States in year 2016. In August 2018, Lim was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Entrepreneurship by Management & Science University, Shah Alam, Malaysia. In October 2020, Lim was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Business Management by the University of Cyberjaya and appointed as an Honorary Professor of the University. Tan Sri Dr. Lim was awarded the prestigious accolade Master and Country Entrepreneur of Malaysia by Ernst and Young.
The company today employs a sizeable number of employees across the globe directly or indirectly and Tan Sri Dr. Lim Wee Chai has made it his personal endeavor to take care of his employees. His philanthropic deeds need special mention as he and his wife donate a substantial portion of their income for the betterment of the community. His wife through her charitable venture Tzu Chi foundation has roped in Tan Sri to become a full-time volunteer for the efforts.
In spite of being the Chairman of the largest glove manufacturing company, Tan Sri Dr. Lim Wee Chai has helped new entrepreneurs achieve their due. SRAM & MRAM Group has been at the receiving end of Tan Sri’s graciousness to help take its baby steps, and will always be needing the cooperation and support of Tan Sri Dr. Lim Wee Chai.
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