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Ryan International School students become guest editors as Femina turns 60

In order to kick-start its ongoing 60th-anniversary celebration, renowned women’s magazine Femina recently invited 60 students from Mumbai’s Ryan International School to its office, to write about the women who inspire them.

The spirited school kids took over the Femina headquarters as they described their role models, along with spending time with various teams, learning about the different aspects of magazine and digital content creation. The students also guest-edited, the digital arm of the popular magazine.

As a token of appreciation to the women who are a source of inspiration to many, the Ryanites were asked to draw and write about women that inspire them the most. After their mothers, most students were found to be inspired by the world badminton champion PV Sindhu, and child climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Talking about her experience at the Femina headquarters, 11-year-old student at Ryan International School, Kimaya Noronha said, “I had a lot of fun today, mainly with the editing process. I think I may work here when I grow up!”

Elaborating on trying her hand at guest editing, Kimaya added, “We were given articles to edit and we got the topic of ‘fashion’. If I’m being truthful, I don’t know anything about fashion. They gave us the topic of ‘sustainable fashion’, and we had to edit the article. I enjoyed it!”

Another student from Ryan International School, 14-year-old Rishit Gupta shared his experience, “I enjoyed a lot out here. The experience was very fruitful. We, as children, often hunt for opportunities to learn, and I believe that this was one of them. Special thanks to Femina and Ryan International Group of Schools for instilling such abilities in us. I sincerely believe that these skills will be of great use to us in the near future.”

Continuing its celebration of women who made a difference to the country and the society, Femina also named Ryan International School owner and MD Dr. Madam Grace Pinto as one of the ‘Masters of Wisdom’. The magazine, in its October 2019 issue, wrote in great detail about Madam Pinto’s vision and mission behind the leading K-12 school chain.

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