The student leadership team at United World College East Africa (Arusha campus) are preparing for an exciting and impactful summit in January.
The first on-site, in-person summit since 2019, this year’s event will feature inspiring keynote speakers from Tanzania, sustainability team sessions for students that inspire critical thinking and action, and a service day program that will kick off the event.
In addition, teachers will experience excellent networking opportunities with other service learning and global citizenship educators from the region, and there will be four professional learning sessions for teachers that will be designed to deepen your practices and approaches in your classroom or program. The AISA Service Learning Design Team is designing the teacher professional learning experience at the summit and members of the Design Team will be at the summit; there will be opportunities to get to know the Design Team members and share your thoughts and ideas about service learning PL needs at your school.
January 19-21, 2023, are the dates of this year’s AISA-GISS and schools from across the region are invited to register teams of students. If you have an active Global Issues Network (GIN) or Interact or Eco club on campus, you may want to connect participating students with an AISA-GISS experience. Or if you have student leaders from the curricular and co-curricular realms who are passionate about making positive, purposeful change in the world, this event is a perfect fit. The final registration deadline is December 11th.
I have attended 16 AISA-GISS or GIN conferences and coordinated two events (one at the International School of Kenya and one at Concordia International School Shanghai). I have witnessed the way that these gatherings change students’ mindsets, create connections and networks with other schools, and inspire service in action on local and global levels. Attending a summit with students is transformative, and if you haven’t experienced this before, I highly recommend it.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Phil Bowen and Christy Willett at UWCEA-Arusha. They’re heading up the planning for AISA-GISS 2023 and they would love to hear from you.
AISA Service Learning Program Coordinator
The Association of International Schools in Africa is dedicated to serving its members throughout Africa during this challenging time. Please let us know if you require additional or specific information, resources and or support, and we will endeavour to assist you as soon as possible.