Helping others, especially those less fortunate or in times of great need is something that the students and staff in the International Section of the Korean International School view as extremely important. The concept of ‘giving’ plays an important role school-wide, and links strongly with our shared core values of vision, passion and action. We actively fundraise and undertake awareness campaigns throughout the year for a variety of regionally based and international charities. In 2013 the charities that the International Section has supported are: The Springboard Project, The Community Chest, Operation Santa Claus (SCMP), Orbis, Room to Read, World Cancer Research Fund (HK), The Dragonfly Foundation and many more!
We also undertake campaigns to deal with major world disasters, including the Fukushima Tsunami and the Earthquakes in Sichuan, Christchurch, Italy, Haiti and others. In the 2011-12 school year, we donated over $55,000 HKD, and this year the total monies raised will be even higher.
We also value the concept of ‘Community service’ and actively develop a High School trip every year in which student leaders travel to remote communities and undertake local problems with local solutions. In November 2012, a group of KIS International Section students visited Nepal and built a local community centre, whilst in previous years groups have travelled to rural Chinese villages in the Yangshuo area to work with primary school students and promote inter-school links and community ties.