Every year we organize a clothing collection for the children of the village Horodiste-Rezina in Moldova. EIM collaborates with the NGO "Vent d'Est" (ventdest.org), and sends donations every year to support this village.
We also took DP students to the village for one week on several occasions. Students stayed with Moldovan families in order to immerse themselves totally in the culture. The weeks spent there were very intense: working in gardens and fields, organising activities in schools and distributing school resources and distributing gifts and clothing to the local population.
Several fundraising activities are also organised throughout the year to support delivery of the donated resources.
In 2021, we started a new project of fundraising and clothing, food and toy collection for children in need in our local community.
Our school offers the opportunity for DP students to supervise, support and tutor younger students who need help with language acquisition or other academic areas after school.
In order to give students the opportunity to engage in real-life situations, the school organises two full days dedicated to service activities.
The first session will take place at school with workshops and activities organised by professionals and experts of a particular field of global importance (E.g. Human Rights, Climate Change, Totalitarianism, Autism, etc.).
The second one will happen outside of school and with a more practical focus to give the students a real opportunity for action (e.g. refugee center, homeless shelter, elderly home etc.).
Following those sessions, students will be encouraged to reflect on their actions and their learning to maximize the takeaways for these experiences.
As part of the CAS Diploma Programme, students will take part in service learning initiated and organised by them and with the support of the school.
These experiences allow students to connect with issues of local and global importance and are an integral part of their personal development. In the past, students have for instance volunteered in a Hypo-Therapy center, oncology hospital section, kindergarden, etc…