Children Action Responsibility Education Society
“At KICS, community service is defined as that which directly connects any member of the KICS community with those in need. Projects initiated within school involve children giving of time and service for the benefit of children.”
As part of the fundamental philosophy of the school and an embedded concept of the IB programme, KICS students and faculty strive to make a difference to the local community in Khartoum and further afield. Action and service outreach is achieved through:
· IB diploma CAS programme
· “Week without Walls”
· Student Council
· Extra Curricular Activities – service programme
· Leadership Programme
· KICSPA – Parent Teacher Association
· Local Teacher Training Programme
· Action Group Initiatives
· Recycling Projects
SOME OF THE SERVICE PROJECTS SUPPORTED BY KICS STUDENTS
A group of students deliver teaching resources and teach Science to some of the classes.
Now in a fifth year KICS teachers, volunteer their evenings, over a 10 week period to give lessons to teachers from local schools. The philosophy behind the programme is to ensure that teachers acquire skills and knowledge they can then take back to use in their schools. Subjects include Maths, Science, English language and curriculum content. The emphasis is particularly on providing examples of lessons to be used with limited resources.
KICS students support one of the local orphanages in many different ways. Money is raised to buy pampers, milk powder and bottles. Every Saturday a group of volunteer teachers and children visit the orphanage to play with the babies and children.
WEEK WITHOUT WALLS
The years 7, 8 and 9 dedicate this week to learning and serving in the community. In addition to other KICS projects they also work with two local hospitals, disabled riders and an old People’s Home.
KIDS FOR KIDS
KICS students raise funds to support this well-known organisation working with children in Darfur.