As the new Community Service Project Manager here at BIS I am delighted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to everyone at TX and explain the role that community service plays at BIS.
I was born and raised in South London and throughout my life I have always had a strong interest in nature. I studied Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University as I have always been fascinated with human history and evolution. My real passion, however, is wildlife conservation.
After graduating, I worked at museums in London until my partner and I decided to relocate to Vietnam. I started working at EAST (Endangered Asian Species Trust), a primate rescue and rehabilitation centre in Cat Tien National Park (about 150km north of HCMC). After 6 months of living in the forest I became the organisation's Education Officer. This meant moving down to Saigon to raise awareness within the city, especially across the expatriate community and international schools network. During this time I visited all three BIS HCMC campuses as part of my role with EAST.
I was able to witness the BIS students' enthusiasm and commitment to the community work that they do. Since starting my new post at BIS, I have seen how children develop their skills and understanding right through the school, from Early Years all the way to Sixth Form. The Community work we do at BIS is not about charity; it about developing a sense of social responsibility towards other people and the environment by spending our most precious resources: time and energy.
BIS strives to produce well rounded, global citizens who are ready to meet the challenges of the modern world, with care and consideration for the people they meet and the places they visit. The community service projects provide the opportunities for our students to realise their true potential in this field. I believe that the values that students can develop when they take part in such projects can stay with them forever.
I hope I get the opportunity to meet many of you whilst working at BIS. If you would like any further information with regards to the Community Service projects or would like to be involved please do not hesitate to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Service Project Manager