The ACSians-In-Action (AIA) programme encourages Year 5 students to develop the entrepreneur dare by allowing them to take ownership in an overseas service-based project. The programme is non-compulsory.
As part of the pre-trip planning, students independently conceptualise and present their project proposal to a school panel. Students liaise directly with the beneficiaries to truly understand how they can contribute towards their needs and aspirations, making for a much more meaningful exchange. In one instance, students sold badges and stickers to raise funds to buy cows!
Teams whose projects have been approved typically embark on service learning trip in Term 3 or after their examinations with their teacher-advisors.
Click on the links to read about each project.
A bicultural exchange night with the Happy Hearts children on our final day in Siem Reap, Cambodia began with a homecooked dinner prepared by the students, followed by a night of song and dance.
Ukulele lessons are part of the fun at Wisdom Nest School, a social enterprise in Kampong Thom Province
Repainting the shed roof at New Light Community Development Centre in Baan Nam Kem, Thailand
Learning English and Chinese through fun activities and interactive games in Wuhan, China
Raising funds to purchase cattle for our friends at Bina Putra in Yogyakarta, Indonesia was arguably the highlight of the trip