The Identity Project Chhattisgarh, India

The Participants

Shri Rawatpur Sarkar International School, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
Jyoti Pandey, Teacher

The Conservatory School, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Susan Gay Wemette, Teaching Artist

The Project

In this creative exchange, students used technology to bridge the distance of 9,000 miles/14,300 kilometers and 9 1/2 time zones between their schools to teach each other about their lives and their days. One focus was on the mandala, a geometric figure that represents the universe in Hinduism. American students tried their hand at making original mandalas, while Indian students gifted their American partners with handmade Rakhi bracelets to celebrate Raksha Bandhan, the festival of brotherhood and love.

American students hold a sign that celebrates their collaboration with the Indian students on screen, who are holding their own signs










“I Am” poster made as part of American students’ introduction to their new partners











Indian students excited about receiving American candy from their international partners







Creating beautiful Diwali cards for American students










American students made their own version of mandalas, showing what’s in their universe