07 February, 2024

BSKL receives funding for student-led Social Impact project to develop specialised educational resources for delivery of high-quality education to all students

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BSKL receives funding for student-led Social Impact project to develop specialised educational resources for delivery of high-quality education to all students
New round of funding from Nord Anglia Education supports BSKL’s students’ efforts to take action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 4 for quality education and SDG 10 for reduced inequalities.

BSKL is pleased to announce that its Social Impact Team has received funding from Nord Anglia’s community investment fund to support a student-led Social Impact project called “Embrace, Educate and Empower at BSKL.”

 

This new project, created and led by Kiana from Year 11, aims to ensure equal access to education for students of all abilities by eliminating any form of inequity and disparity that currently obstructs this accessibility. This may take the form of sensory packs to address various student needs in the classroom, which can aid teacher delivery and student understanding to increase confidence and academic performance.

 

This is one of 23 grants across Nord Anglia selected to receive a Social Impact Grant from Nord Anglia Education’s funding pool, which now cumulatively totals an investment of over US$580,000 across 45 student-run projects from Nord Anglia’s 87 international schools.

 

Principal, Dr O’Connor shared his excitement for the students: “I am thrilled for Kiana and the team for securing this grant. Their dedication to this important project will support an urgent need in our community. I look forward to seeing their progress and to celebrating the impact of their work."

 

Student project leader, Kiana, said: “We are thrilled to hear that our Social Impact Grant application was successful! We are excited to be advancing this initiative with the support of the funding provided and creating a profound impact in our community. We are hopeful that our initiative, with the aid of the grant, will create a positive impact in our local community, helping our differently-abled and neurodivergent peers gain equal access to quality education, and advancing our school's and Nord Anglia's commitment towards achieving the Global Goals.” 

 

With investment from Nord Anglia’s Social Impact Grants, Kiana and the entire student-led Social Impact Team, under the guidance of the BSKL Social Impact Lead, Mrs. Raeisa Bogdanov, will use the funding to expand and enhance community activities while aiming to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Through its collaboration with UNICEF, Nord Anglia Education is committed to helping to make a global impact on these goals before the 2030 deadline.

 

Dr Leslie Williams, Senior Programme Lead for Social Impact and Giving at Nord Anglia, said: "As well as taking initiative to make change in their communities, these grants are about learning valuable skills that have real-world impact. Whether that’s budgeting supplies or balancing schoolwork with their projects, these are the skills that can set up our students for real future success.”

 

Nord Anglia’s Student Advisory Board, a group made up of student representatives from across its 87 schools, review each funding application to ensure students’ voices are heard during the approval process. Proposals are then evaluated by Nord Anglia’s Grants Committee, which includes members of the Education Advisory Board, as well as Nord Anglia Principals and teachers.