VIS Annual Report 2019-2020 - Page 20



Action and Service
The focus on Action and Service in all three IB
on behalf of the school charity, Maher, an
programmes at VIS supports our belief that our
organization in India supporting women and
graduates should have a personal ethic of social
children by giving them a home and an
justice and responsibility.
education.
Sponsored
fun
runs
in
both
Primary and Secondary school, as well as
In
Secondary
School, we
have
created
a
money raised at the annual winter market
service continuum including the MYP Service &
helped VIS reach the substantial contribut
Action programme, which prepares students for the
ion made to Maher. Additionally, eight grade 11
Creativity, Activity & Service programme in the
students
IBDP. Students are encouraged to engage in
staff visited Maher last Autumn and returned
responsible action in both the local and global
with valuable experience allowing them to
communities. This action allows our students
effectivelyraise
to develop into good global citizens with the
throughout the VIS community.
accompanied
bytwo
awareness
for
members
the
of
charity
kinds of attributes described in the IB Learner
Profile. Throughout the continuum, as students
An interesting new project spanning the IB-
gain confidence and become more aware of their
MYP
responsibilities, they become empowered to make
grade 10 and 11 students, is a cooperation with SOS
the right choices about positive action.
Kinderdorf, Romania. SOS Kinderdorf, originally an
and
IBDP
continuum, involving
both
Austrian organization, is now active in 135 countries
During the school year 2018/2019 Secondary
around the world providing homes and support to
students were involved in many different service
children and families. In May, eight VIS students
projects. In both the IBMYP and IBDP, students
and two members of staff spent one week in
worked with both local and global organisations
children’s villages in both Bucharest and Sibiu
to help others and the environment. The faculty at
participating in free time activities with the
VIS offered more than 70 possibilities for students
younger children and enjoying a cultural exchange
to engage in, showing our commitment to action
with the teenagers. The VIS students reported that
and service.
the project had been challenging, but rewarding,
as they left with the feeling that it is possible to
In the last school year Secondary students were
make a difference.
again engaged in many fund-raising projects
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