Ho Chi Minh City, 28 May 2021– Despite the challenges schools experienced in 2020, Nord Anglia students embraced technology to continue to engage in community-driven action focused on tackling the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals.
From September 2020 to March 2021, students from British International School and British Vietnamese International School, successfully pivoted online to fundraise, participate in community service and collect goods, to contribute to the UN’s goals: no poverty, good health and wellbeing, reduced inequalities, quality education, and research and advocacy.
Overall, Nord Anglia students raised US$68,000 for 27 charities in Vietnam.
The social impact projects were part of Nord Anglia Education’s online global initiative, Share A Dream. The platform facilitates community engagement, by enabling students to plan, run, track and evaluate the impact of their work in local communities. The student participation rate increased 68% during the pandemic, compared to 2019-20.
Thousands of Nord Anglia students took part around the world, volunteering almost 56,000 hours to community outreach programmes, raising US$433,000 for local charities, and collecting 50,000 goods for donation.
Highlights of the global initiative around the world included:
- Students in Europe fundraising US$165,000 for 52 local charities
- Students in India collecting food packages to provide support to families in rural Hyderabad
- Students in China raising money to fund life-saving heart surgery for a 17-month-old child
- Students in Ecuador donating computers so local school children could continue to learn virtually during the pandemic
Mr Shaun Williams, Regional Managing Director, Southeast Asia & Middle East for Nord Anglia Education, said: “We’re incredibly proud of our students’ commitment to make a difference in local communities, despite all the challenges that the pandemic has presented. Through Nord Anglia’s Share A Dream platform, our students were able to connect, share ideas, and deliver volunteering activities to tackle the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. It’s a great example of how our digital strategy is helping our students learn and develop inside and outside of the classroom.”
For further information:
Ms Lisa Humphries
Regional Communications Manager, Southeast Asia & Middle East
About Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia Education (NAE) is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with 73 schools across 30 countries. Our schools go beyond traditional learning to deliver a high quality, transformational education to 67,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary school. We offer multiple internationally recognised curriculums, including the English Curriculum, the International Baccalaureate, the Swiss Maturité and the US Curriculum, amongst others.
Our global scale enables us to recruit and retain world-leading teachers and to offer our students unforgettable experiences through our partnerships with world-renowned institutions The Juilliard School, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and UNICEF. As part of the NAE family, every student can connect and collaborate on our bespoke Global Campus platform to bring their learning to life beyond the classroom.
Founded in 1972 in the United Kingdom, initially offering learning services such as English-as-a-foreign-language classes, NAE opened its first international school in 1992: the British School Warsaw. In the 2000s, NAE began a strategic focus on premium international schools, with rapid growth in Asia, the Americas, China and across Europe and the Middle East. In July 2019, the company relocated its headquarters from Hong Kong to London.
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