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Student Service Leader Award  

2017/18 Award Winners

Daisy & Cassandra Owei

American International School of Cape Town (AICT)

The sisters, Daisy and Cassandra, started Caps For Care, a social enterprise dedicated to serving disadvantaged youth. Caps and other products are sold for profit which supports orphanages and schools that AICT partner with.

Student Service Leader

This award is for a student service leader(s) who is able to demonstrate a commitment to his/her community and how he/she has used learning, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address an expressed community need.

The student(s) must be able to demonstrate:

  1. Personal growth through service
  2. Integration into the school’s service learning program
  3. Learning outcomes
  4. Personal reflection
  5. A deeper understanding of the community/individual with whom he/she undertook the project


Up to three US$1,500 awards will be granted to a school in recognition of a student or a group of students who demonstrate their service and commitment to the community. The school may choose to allocate this funding to a project or make this available for students to attend the AISA Global Issues Service Summit (GISS). Students will receive a plaque and letter from AISA in recognition of their outstanding achievement.

Nomination Guidelines

Each AISA Full Member school is invited to nominate a student/group of students each year to be considered for this award.

  • Only one application per school per award, please select the best 
  • The deadline for submission of your school nominee is March 1st
  • Award recipients will be confirmed at the AISA Board meeting in March
  • A plaque and a letter will be sent to the school head to be presented to the award recipient at the school year-end ceremony.

AISA would like to acknowledge past winners of this award:

2017/18 Winners

  • Daisy and Cassandra Owei -American International School Cape Town
  • Sara Hulda Compaore - International School of Ouagadougou
  • Ella Blanchard - International School of Kenya
2016/17 Winners
  • Shiri Asangwe - American School of Yaounde 
  • Sidhonie Page-Smith - American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ)
  • David Buckley - American International School of Lusaka (AISL)

2015/16 Winners

  • Maurice Frunche Ngwakum-Akisa – American International School of Lusaka (AISL)
  • Sebastian Suarez - American International School of Mozambique (AISM)
  • Adoma Addo – Lincoln Community School (LCS)

2014/15 Winners

  • Melissa Marketos - American International School Mozambique
  • Kedest Mathewos - International Community School Addis Ababa
  • Antonia Shaw - International School Kenya
  • Oumar Karaga & Dhan Shemaiah Bayasen - International School Ouagadougou
  • Steffi Halder & Alishah Janmohamed - International School of Tanganyika

For more information on these awards contact AISA at


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