Environment+Social Awareness+ Ethical treatment of Animals = Global awareness + Connecting with the country we live in → Sudan
As part of the fundamental philosophy of the school and an embedded concept of the IB programme, KICS students and faculty strive to make a difference to the local community in Khartoum and further afield.
What is Service learning?
1.Curricular connections establishing intrinsic motivation within the whole community to care.
2.Extending the awareness and connecting it with the ‘Real world’
Action and service outreach is achieved through:
· Curricular connections
· “Week without Walls”
· Student Council
· Extra Curricular Activities – service programme
· Outdoor Education
· English training and establishing relations within this community
· Action Group Initiatives
· Recycling Projects
. PYP Exhibition (Y6)
. Personal Service Learning Projects (Y10)
. Creativity Action & Service (Y12 & Y13)
Service Learning Design Circle: Strategies for success with 21st century learning by Cathryn Burger/ adopted by IB
To have an impact and to make a difference, small or big, we need to listen,investigate, find out about real needs and connect. It must be something we experience and it must be something that we can continue to do. Students are guided in their learning and Students teaching English to students from Afhad University in Khartoum.
For 5 year KICS teachers have been volunteering their evenings, over a 10 week period to give lessons to teachers from local schools. The philosophy behind the programme is to ensure that teachers acquire skills and knowledge they can then take back to use in their schools. Subjects include Maths, Science, English language and curriculum content. The emphasis is particularly on providing examples of lessons to be used with limited resources.
Below picture: Translating for local teachers (students translated for local teachers who came to KICS for PD
WEEK WITHOUT WALLS
The years 7, 8 and 9 dedicate this week to learning and serving in the community. In addition to other KICS projects they also work with two local hospitals, disabled riders and an old People’s Home.
KIDS FOR KIDS
KICS students raise funds to support this well-known organisation working with children in Darfur.