Our Local Service activities are a way for our students to help others in our Shanghai community, making lifelong friends along the way.
From working with the children of Migrant workers to raising funds and awareness for local charities like Home Sweet Home, Habitat for Humanity and Shanghai Sunrise, there are many ways our students can make a difference in this city we call home.
Global Service completes the Service Programme with students taking part in local Chinese projects every year including:
• Rebuilding houses in areas affected by natural disasters
• Renovating schools and houses
• Teaching in schools across rural China
• Working in orphanages and on conservation projects
To date, our students have completed tasks in Yangshou, Guizhou, Hainan, Xiamen, Rongshui and Kangding. These valuable projects kickstart student awareness of issues affecting the global community and give them a chance to make positive contributions to a society in need.
Since 2014 we have sent students to a community in Tanzania to take part in community service projects to improve the quality of life for its residents.
Students studying for their IB Diploma must complete the core element of CAS (Creative, Action, Service) where Service activities are about giving something back to the local community.