ASIA Metropolitan International School (AMETIS) places a huge emphasis on developing learners who excel academically, are competent socially and who are global citizens. The school views outreach programmes as an effective way of achieving these goals. The school’s outreach programmes have been conducted locally, and last year in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This year, the AMETIS Team, consisting of 16 learners, 4 staff members and a parent volunteer, carried out their programme in Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan from 5th – 10 July 2016. Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan is a registered charity based in the state of Kerala, India. Through its 5 centres and various community-based projects, the organisation primarily operates to help children at risk: street children and youth, child labourers, child beggars, lost children, children in conflict with the law, abused children, abandoned children, runaways and children from dysfunctional family environments.
The team from AMETIS spent time at one of the centers for boys aged between 11 and 14. They conducted activities such as language games, sing along sessions, painting and colouring. Thanks to generous donations from parents and friends of AMETIS, the team was able to take along gift bags for the children with stationery and foodstuff. They also made a cash donation of INR 80,000 to the organisation.
The learners from AMETIS have definitely benefitted from this opportunity and, in doing so, have gained invaluable experience.
Ipoh Echo link to article : http://www.ipohecho.com.my/v3/article/2016/08/16/ametis-project-kerala-2016