Ms. Kaikobad has envisioned a program that allows children to engage with their religion and community is an interactive manner. Ms. Kaikobad will cover religious subjects such as the Amesha Spentas, the Jashan Ceremony, and more! She will explore Zarathushti history in various ways, including a video presentation entitled Re-living our Persian Heritage: A Virtual Journey through the Achemenid, Parthian and Sassanian Period, an introduction to the Shahnameh, and an interactive session called Kisseh-e-Sanjan: A Dramatic Encounter. Finally, the program will also highlight the contributions of various Zoroastrians throughout history. Ms. Kaikobad aims to make her program thoroughly enjoyable by implementing stories, role-playing, games, Parsi and Persian food and arts and crafts to engage the children.
Ms. Kaikobad graduated from the University of Karachi with a Bachelor of Arts degree, having studied Philosophy, Psychology and Political Science. She obtained her Montessori Diploma in 1985 from St. Nicholas College, England. Ms. Kaikobad has dedicated herself to the cause of Early Childhood Education for the past 25 years, holding many educational workshops. She currently serves as School Curriculum Coordinator and a Master Teacher for the Houston Montessori Center. Ms. Kaikobad has served her community in the capacity of a Sunday School Teacher since the 1980s, conducting Sunday School workshops at the national and international level with innovative teaching aids. She spearheaded the first Children’s Program at the XV North American Zarathushti Congress 2010 held in Houston. In 2000, Ms. Kaikobad was awarded the Teacher of the Year award by the Children’s Museum, Houston. She served the community at large in the capacity of a Senior Docent and Teaching Artist at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where she was awarded the prestigious Mary Benedict Docent of the Year Award in 2008.
For children aged 4 and under, the Congress offers babysitting services.
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