The AISA Board established in January 2023 that the award shall be named and funded in memory of Connie Buford, a distinguished international education leader who served as AISA’s Executive Director from 1988 to 1997. Her love of Africa, her enthusiasm for building community, lifting up and helping others, and her passion for student service learning live on in this award.
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This award is for a student service leader who is able to demonstrate a commitment to his/her/their community and to using critical thinking, empathy and principles of sustainable development to engage with a community-based issue or need.
The student(s) must be able to demonstrate:
A US$ 1,500 award will be granted to a school to recognise a student or a group of students who demonstrate their service and commitment to the community. The school will allocate this funding to support the awarded project. The student will receive a plaque and letter from AISA to recognise their outstanding achievements.
Each AISA Full Member school is invited to nominate a student/group of students each year to be considered for this award.
Nominations Key Dates:
AISA will present these awards annually at the AISA Global Issues Service Summit (AISA-GISS), beginning in February 2024 and will communicate to the AISA community and family of supporters through written and digital communications.
A webpage on the AISA website will celebrate this award, profile the awardees, and recognise supporters.
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