This summer the Sustainable Development Project went to Tafi Atome, Ghana, to teach in the local school and help construct a daycare center for the village's families. The center is now open!
Sustainable Development Project
International School of Paris leads student trips to less economically developed countries, like Namibia, Ghana and Costa Rica, to show students how they can have a positive influence on the lives of the inhabitants, by promoting sustainable development.
During these annual trips, the school does not make monetary donations to local charitable organizations. Rather, a team of student volunteers works alongside local people in service projects which directly benefit the community and the local children, in particular.
By contributing to a worthwhile cause, ISP students gain a meaningful experience and build a spirit of friendship and solidarity that goes beyond the boundaries of politics, religion, race, and geography. The trips also help students become more independent and self-reliant: they have to learn and understand the rules of living in a small community by cooking for themselves, washing their own clothes and adapting to a new and challenging environment.
2017 Sustainable Development Trip
For the 2017 trip, ISP's Sustainable Development Team will return to Tafi Atome, a village in the south-eastern Volta region in Ghana, to finish the project that we have worked on for three years. Our project is built on three strongly-linked aspects: economic, socio-educational and environmental development. The students' main initiatives will be to:
- Finish building the orphanage;
- Provide learning support for Primary School children in reading;
- Teach children mathematics, English, French, science and computer technology, sharing the knowledge they have received through the IB programmes;
- Hold workshops to raise awareness of AIDS among teenagers;
- Run after-school activities.
For more information, please contact Marie-Cyrille Lavalle, the Sustainable Development Project Leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2016 Sustainable Development Project Team return home safely to Paris after three hot weeks in Ghana.
The 2016 Sustainable Development Project in Ghana is well underway as the students help to construct a pre-school and teach English.
ISP had the pleasure of welcoming the youth choir from the Winneba High School in Ghana.