The significance of community plays an integral part within the educational ethos of the British International School. BIS Hanoi has invested heavily in developing an education programme which encourages students to be conscious and active members of their community. Our vision statement on the subject states: “The British International School has a core commitment to the all-round (holistic) development of each child. Through a range of planned community service and fund raising activities the school will provide appropriate opportunities for the students to develop a respectful and caring sense of social responsibility towards other people and the environment on both a local and global scale”.
During the current academic year we have been developing new projects for both the Primary and Secondary schools. The expectation is that our students give time, energy and commitment to others and ideally we will help them with proceeds of any fundraising supporting the activities which involve our students. We focus on 3 areas – people, animals and the environment, promoting the characteristics set out in our Aide Memoire – Integrity, Respect, Caring, Enquiry, Reflection and Perseverance.
We have already had some wonderful exchanges and visits with our new community partners and we hope to strengthen our partnership with a number of other organisations in the future.
Nguyen Dinh Chieu School – Partially sighted or blind children
Xa Dan School – Hearing impaired and deaf children
Friendship Village – Children suffering from the effects of Agent Orange
SOS Village – Orphan children
Blue Dragon – Homeless and orphaned children
School on the Boat – Educating children from disadvantaged families
British Embassy - awareness program for Remembrance
Endangered Primate Rescue Centre – Cuc Phuong National Park
Tam Dao Bear Sanctuary – Rescue center for Sun and Moon Bears
ENV - Education for Nature Vietnam
Life Project 4 Youth's (LP4Y) - Assisting young adults aged 17 to 24 living in extreme poverty and victims