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BISJ IB students CAS South Africa trip 2019

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On the 22nd February, 9 of our IB1 students went to South Africa to work with the Bonnie People Project (one of the school’s ‘official’ charities).  They were extremely busy for the entire break volunteering with the project that works alongside children who live on an informal settlement (squatter camp). The students volunteering are:

 

  1. Kfoury, Mariah
  2. Jarrar, Jude
  3. Ghandour, Rasha
  4. Shinkar, Saif
  5. Faisal Dawood
  6. Safia Zahid
  7. Adam Jawa
  8. Alhalabi, Tariq
  9. Hassan, Abdulrahman
 
The purpose of the trip is to:
  • To enable BISJ students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development by learning through experience.

  • To provide BISJ students with an opportunity for self-determination and collaboration with others, fostering a sense of accomplishment and enjoyment from their work.

  • To counterbalance the academic pressures of the DP and provide a greater sense of ‘perspective’ amid their studies

  • To support the work of the ECD (Early Childhood Development) - children from ages 18 months to 5 year -  program

  • To support the work of the Literacy group (boys from aged 10 to 17 years) to enable them to return to mainstream education

If you would like to know more about the charity, please visit:

https://www.bonniepeople.com/about_us

You can also check out our video made from the previous trip in 2017:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f27naM687uE