There is always an abundance of great causes to support both locally and globally. As a school, we deem it important that we place fundraising in a context of learning, to broaden the knowledge and understanding of our students throughout the school. We have thus decided to limit our scope to one main OIS charity focus, which shall be recognisable, understandable and tangible for all our students irrespective of their age. By doing so we allow even our youngest students to develop an emotional connection to the initiatives that we support. It is furthermore important to OIS that we can feel certain that our contribution truly matters and that it reaches those who really need help. Through direct contact, we aim to make our service and charity learning visible for all our students and the community and to create lifelong commitment to helping people in greater need then ourselves.
OIS 'Adopts' the Bobole School
Based on our CAS students’ experience in Mozambique in Aril 2016 the school has decided to ‘adopt’ the Bobole School, a primary school in a rural area outside of Maputo. The Bobole school provides primary education to more than 800 children in two shifts, 400 in the morning hours and 400 in the late afternoon. Their school facilities are in a very poor condition with only three covered classrooms and they have few or no resources. Most of the lessons are taught outdoors under the hot sun or in the rain. In collaboration with the American International School of Mozambique (AISM) our CAS students contributed to the school by building a classroom and by making the foundations for a second classroom, to be finished by students from AISM.
It was truly a rewarding experience for our students and we could see the joy and excitement among the local students who followed the emerging of their new school facilities.
Through various student-led fundraising activities in school, we will raise money for a new classroom and for a water pump to be installed at the Bobole school in 2017. Our IB1 CAS students will return to Mozambique in spring 2017 and continue the work that we started in 2016.
We will work to expand our connection with the students at the Bobole school and also allow for them to get to know children in a different part of the world.
OIS CAS Students' Mozambique Video
Chack out the amazing Mozambique video made by OIS student, Adrian Snell, as part of his own CAS project 2016.