Share a Dream encourages students to give back to communities as part of their education. The Share a Dream online platform equips students, teachers and staff with a host of fundraising and volunteering tools to support communities across the world. Using the platform, NAE schools plan, execute and report on the ways they are affecting change.
Andrew Fitzmaurice, Chief Executive Officer, Nord Anglia Education, said: “Our students are tomorrow’s change makers and we believe in nurturing the skills and creativity they need to make a difference in the world.”
“We’re proud of the incredible volunteering and fundraising efforts taking place in our schools. These are much more than just extra-curricular activities; we view these efforts as an integral part in any student’s education,” Mr Fitzmaurice said.
The 76,000 volunteering hours amassed were made up of over 800 different activities — from goods collection like the “Share your Christmas” food drive supported by students at Windermere Preparatory School, to advocacy projects like the recycling campaign led by Year 8 students at the British International School of Houston.
The British Vietnamese International School HCMC, worked with local shelters and orphanages, including Green Bamboo and Pham Hung, to complete several fantastic projects. This involved decorating a new library, creating new bedrooms, planting trees and teaching English. Students across all year groups organised brilliant community events and sponsored activities to raise all the funding and donations for each project. The shelters were extremely thankful for the positive impact and real difference each project has made to the local community.
The Prague British International School organised a donation drive for child asylum seekers as part of their Global Challenge Children to Children project. The donations of toys, educational games and art supplies were given in welcome packs alongside letters written by the students and tote bags designed by Year 7 pupils.
Students from NAE College Champitett travelled to Thailand for a humanitarian trip. Whilst there, they worked eight-hour days in 40-degree heat to help finish the primary school facilities in a remote Akha tribe village in the mountains. The villagers were very grateful for everybody’s help towards improving the conditions of the local children’s education and the students were invited to attend a celebration ceremony hosted by the whole village.
A team of volunteers from the NAI British International School Hanoi built a playground for more than 1,000 children in the Duong Nhan commune using funds they had raised. The new playground was warmly welcomed as the commune relies heavily on agriculture and there is little surplus income.
About Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with campuses located across dozens of countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. Together, our schools educate tens of thousands of students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary school. We are driven by one unifying philosophy: we are ambitious for our schools, students, teachers, staff and communities, and we inspire every child who attends a Nord Anglia Education school to achieve more than they ever imagined possible.
Every parent wants the best for their child — so do we. Nord Anglia Education schools deliver high quality, transformational education and ensure excellent academic outcomes by going beyond traditional learning. Our global scale enables us to recruit and retain world-leading teachers and to offer unforgettable experiences through global and regional events, while our engaging learning environments ensure all of our students love coming to school.
Founded in 1972 in the United Kingdom, the name Nord Anglia reflects the company’s beginnings in the north of England. We initially offered learning services such as English-as-a-foreign-language classes and grew during the 1980s by opening full-scale nurseries and kindergartens. In 1992, we opened our first international school, the British School of Warsaw. In the 2000s, Nord Anglia Education began a strategic focus on premium international schools, with rapid growth in Asia, the Americas, China and across Europe and the Middle East. A truly international organisation, NAE now operates premium international schools worldwide. In July 2019, Nord Anglia Education relocated its headquarters from Hong Kong to London, enabling even stronger growth in the future.
For more information, please visit www.nordangliaeducation.com.