Last weekend a group of ten IB2 students from Waterford took part in a two-day service learning summit in Johannesburg.
Eight schools were involved with 80 delegates in attendance. The summit included talks and workshops. The workshops involved “global villages.” In this activity, delegates were divided into smaller groups and then each group discussed and worked on presentations on various social issues being faced by local communities. They were also involved in a community service outing to some of the AISJ projects.
The school's Director of Community Service, Fiona Mills said, "It is always interesting to visit another school and attending the summit has inspired our students to want to run a similar event at Waterford. The Waterford students were incredible ambassadors for the school and our Community Service programme. They impressed the delegates and organizers of conference with their knowledge and empathetic understanding of what service means."
Credit: Fiona Mills