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November 30, 2023

by Melisse Geisha Jamora

In the fast-paced world of academia, where students are constantly bombarded with academic tasks and deadlines, educational institutions must prioritize their well-being. Recognizing this need, the Asian International School of Aeronautics and Technology (AISAT) has ingeniously introduced a remedy to alleviate academic stress – POWWOW. Held annually with different themes, POWWOW offers students a much-needed break from their academic routines, allowing them to unwind, interact, and explore new avenues of self-expression and growth.

On November 6, 2023, the campus came alive with the vibrant sounds of music as AISAT’s Guidance Office, in collaboration with the Campus Ministry and Supreme Student Council, organized POWWOW under the theme “Life in Music.” This inspired choice of theme not only resonated with students’ enthusiasm for music but also provided a platform for their musical talents to flourish.

On lens: AISAT students actively participating in the POWWOW activity


The event was more than just a casual gathering; it was a celebration of the profound impact that music can have on individuals’ lives. Through educational symposiums, students had the opportunity to delve deeper into the various aspects of music, from its cultural significance to its therapeutic benefits. Activities and discussions facilitated meaningful conversations, encouraging students to explore their own connections with music and its role in shaping their identities.

However, POWWOW wasn’t confined to intellectual pursuits alone. It provided students with a space to express themselves freely and creatively. The inclusion of a karaoke station was a stroke of genius, as it invited students to let loose, sing their hearts out, and revel in the joyous camaraderie that music fosters. Laughter and cheers echoed throughout the hall as students jammed and sang, momentarily escaping the pressures of academic life and embracing the sheer pleasure of music.

POWWOW was more than just a day of fun and relaxation; it was a catalyst for self-discovery and personal growth. As students immersed themselves in the world of music, they discovered new talents, forged meaningful connections, and gained a deeper understanding of themselves and others. The event served as a reminder that education extends beyond the confines of textbooks and classrooms; it encompasses all aspects of human experience, including the transformative power of music.

In conclusion, POWWOW exemplifies AISAT’s commitment to nurturing the holistic development of its students. By providing a platform for students to engage with music, express themselves, and connect with others, POWWOW fosters a sense of community, belonging, and well-being on campus. As we look forward to future iterations of POWWOW, let us continue to celebrate its profound impact on our lives as students and embrace the opportunities for growth and enrichment that it brings.