AISA-GISS 2024: Impactful global citizenship for students

POSTED: December 4, 2023Category: AISA ArticlesBY: digitial

AISA’s annual Global Issues Service Summit (GISS) is a wonderful and transformative experience for high school students, and this year, it will be happening 15 – 17 February 2024 at Al-Rayan International School in Accra, Ghana.

Registration is underway and will be open until early January. Before 15 December, school teams can take advantage of an early bird registration discount, too. So, if you haven’t already registered a team, now is the time!

AISA-GISS is designed to inspire students by learning more about local and global issues and the ways in which they can take thoughtful and sustainable action to create positive and purposeful change. Students hear from keynote speakers and have opportunities to learn and think with peers. They share presentations and workshops with each other about service and global citizenship experiences on their own campuses and get to know students from many other AISA schools who are passionate about being active global citizens.

In addition, each AISA-GISS conference features a service day where participants get to learn about service partnerships at the host school. This year, Al-Rayan has planned a very special service day where everyone will visit the Nkyinkyim Museum, showcasing African history, art, cultural heritage, and performance. The museum’s Ancestor Project uses art and sculpture to explore the legacy of slavery and the museum “has been specifically designed to guide visitors towards healing and restorative justice; healing from the legacies of African enslavement and colonialism.” This unique service day will allow participants to learn about the museum and its aims, and experience several hands-on activities.

Hear from two students on the 2023 AISA-GISS student leadership team at United World College East Africa (Arusha, Tanzania) about their experience by clicking on these video links:

Visit the AISA-GISS website to learn more about the summit and register a team. Your high school students will be inspired and challenged to lead in new ways at your school in relation to service and global citizenship.

Written by:

LeeAnne Lavender

AISA Service Learning Program Coordinator

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