NAUSICAA – Joint Indo-French expedition of students in October 2018

2 Oct 2018

Come October 17th 2018 & 43 students from Manav Rachna Group of schools, Venketshwara International & DPS-Ranchi along with their teachers & Principals will visit NAUSICAA, the French National Sea Centre Boulogne-sur-mer in France, which is the biggest aquarium in Europe. It is an amazing experience of the vastness and fragility of the Ocean.

This aquariuem is built in the shape of a Manta Ray, the newly built building holds a staggering 10,000 mof water (to give an idea of the scale, the equivalent of 4 Olympic pools). This is modelled on the island of Malpelo, off the coast of Colombia, this giant aquarium has creatted an ecosystem of the high seas. Sharks, manta rays and shoals of other fish populates this ecosystem, with almost 60,000 creatures in the community! An 18 metre-long transparent tunnel offers a totally immersive experience with panoramic viewing angles, delighting the Indians students as well as the French students with whom this joint expedition is planned by Le Frehindi & Lycée Jean Moulin. A vast viewing panel, measuring 20 metres long and 5 metres high, will also give spectacular views for the vititing students.

NAUSICAA is much more than just an aquarium. It is a place where the unique & natural marine environment can be discovered in a fun, educational and scientific way, with a primary focus on the relationship between Mankind and the Sea. In 25 years, NAUSICAA has welcomed over 15 million visitors and has become a major player in efforts to raise awareness of the marine environment especially for the young generation on whose shoulder lies the well being & preservation on nature.

NAUSICAA is a UNESCO “Centre of Excellence” because of its awareness-raising activities.

We hope that this unique visit will help our Indian studnets along with the French students to move one step closer to become an ecologically aware Global Citizen.

At Le Frehindi is not just an association to help schools & Universites but it is a movement where we continuue to work with our partner schools/Universites in France & India on projects which effect us globally be it global warming, rivers, ecology or waste management.

For more details of our programs do write to us at ceo@lefrehindi.com or call us at our Paris office at +330601360996 or what’s app us at our India office at +919811237037.

Haru MEHRA

President – Le Frehindi, Paris

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Profile of Mr Haru Mehra, President Le Frehindi, PARIS Le Frehindi is a Paris based organisation working for the benefit of students, aiming to help them become global citizens by providing them opportunities through lan- guages, cultural exchange programs, competitions and access to international educa- tion opportunities. In India, "Le Frehindi" is in direct contact with twenty thousand (20,000) students who learn French language, thanks to teachers sent by LE Frehindi to its partner schools, and who participate in various competitions, events and ex- changes organised by Le Frehindi, The name ‘Frehindi’ is derived from the languages 'French' and 'Hindi'. It was coined by educationist, writer for children and creator of Peppoetry based learning Mr. Harbinder Singh Mehra fondly called “Haru” in the industry who is perhaps the only person in the world using his peppoetry concept in writing hilarious and inspirational poems using jugglery of words from English, Hindi, French and Spanish. During his stay in Europe Mr. Haru found that many European languages like French, Spanish and Italian are grammatically much closer to Hindi then English. There are many striking similarities between the languages. After coming back to India, Mr. Haru devised a unique method of teaching French to students by encouraging them to use their own mother tongue to learn the French language in an easy and effort- less way. Mr. Haru Mehra has to his credit over 500 creative language workshops in schools & universities across India and creation of 30 innovative rhymes adapted especially for Indian students along with 25 new language games and series of theme based cre- ative learning aids, created after 7 years of creative interaction with youths across the world. Mr.Haru is also credited for developing two "Village Frehindi" camps i.e an unique summer camp in Himalayas, dedicated to Indo-French people and their friendship & another experiential learning based camp at Auroville in collaboration with Tibbiten Pavillion in Pondicherry in India. Mr. Haru is a Masters in Education and speaks 4 International languages. Prior to founding Frehindi Education & being a CFPCM by training he worked at senior posi- tions with various investment and Finance training companies for 14 years, the last being as GM at RNIS.

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