Abhilasha is currently working as Principal in an Indian Curriculum school in UAE. As a Head of the institution, she is a change driver and sets a growth mindset among staff and students through a visionary plan. She is a national level Handball and Basketball player. She was awarded the Global Teachers Accreditation by British Council in 2013. She has a rich experience as an international Model UN Trainer and a Teach Sustainable Development Ambassador cohort-3 2019 selected by Teach SDG Academy which partners with the UN to spread awareness about the Global Goals. She also represents Dubai as an Ambassador for SDG’s for Children, an international organization working to achieve Global Goals initiating projects with school students. A TEDx and GESS Speaker, she also is a sports enthusiast. She loves running marathons and is an avid cyclist having participated in many open competitions. She aims to participate in a Triathlon this year. . She is an energetic person and a passionate teacher. Teaching about Sustainable Development Goals is very close to her heart and she considers Global Goals – Agenda2030 to be a collective responsibility of all individuals. Coherent to this she was selected as Facilitator by the Global Classrooms Goals Project under Teach SDG Academy, USA for the month of Sept 2019 to guide 17 teachers from around the world to initiate project related to Sustainable Development Goals. There were around 1600 classrooms from around the world connected through this amazing project. She Facilitated Climate Action Project founded by Koen Timmers in collaboration with the UN Foundation.
27 February 2020 | 11:00 - 11:30 | Collaborating Model United Nations and SDG's to Make an Impact
The presentation will be conducted as a team with my students presenting how Model UN has impacted their lives. They run the school MUN Club independently as part of student leadership developing skills that will help them to take on successful roles in professional life and life in general. Model UN has helped them to become more grounded and humble and they want to leave this legacy-making the school MUN Club self-sustaining creating leadership in their juniors so that the club runs independently by students. They will also present the importance of dialogue on sustainable development goals and how they are using the MUN platform in school to initiate projects and spread awareness about global goals. They will present student-led initiatives to impact community development. The school Model UN Motto being -" From MUN to the Real UN" our students run projects that have a global effect i.e think Global and Act Local.