As October dawned upon us, we at HMI planned a different kind of celebration; Knowledge Week, with an emphasis on the Joy of Giving.
Now, you might wonder: Why combine Knowledge Week with the Joy of Giving?
In the words of physicist, thinker and humanitarian Victor Weisskopf: “Human existence is based upon two pillars: Compassion and knowledge. Compassion without knowledge is ineffective; knowledge without compassion is inhuman.” For a truly holistic education, the learning of the 3 R’s (reading, writing and arithmetic) is not enough; internalising the human values of compassion and understanding is equally important. Giving our children and their parents a medium to participate in an activity that emphasizes sharing and caring for others, was truly a great joy to us.