Funtaj International School took part in the just concluded World Scholars cup and we are happy to announce that at the end of the World Scholars cup competition, our scholars won 75 silver medals, 54 gold medals, and 2 trophies. We also won overall 3rd position in Jnr Team debate and 1st overall in Senior Writing challenge. 8 of our teams qualified for the global rounds which will take place in Canada next year. We are very proud of these amazing students and teachers. Indeed Funtaj’ winning feats know no bounds. UP FUNTAJ!
The World Scholars Cup is an international team academic program with students participating from over 82 countries. The competition was founded by DemiDec, in particular by Daniel Berdichevsky, DemiDec’s president, in 2006. The World Scholar’s Cup has attracted what it calls “a global community of future scholars and leaders”, and promotes that it allows participants to “discover strengths and skills you never knew you had.” It focuses on bringing students from different cultures together to discuss issues and ideas relevant to today.
The idea behind the World Scholar’s Cup was to create something different than traditional academic competitions and conferences: a celebration of the joy of learning, a tournament as rewarding for the team that came in last as the for the team that came in first, an enrichment opportunity that motivated students not just to demonstrate their existing strengths but to discover new ones.