Philanthropy is at the heart of our school’s ethos, a legacy left by our Founder, Mrs. Fleming. Students involved in the TASIS World Issues Society (TWIS) have dedicated an abundance of time and effort to philanthropic work to improve the lives of those less fortunate.
This year alone, TWIS members have organized a number of fundraising events including a Wateraid Walk and schoolwide themed home-clothes days, each dedicated to a different cause such as, breast cancer, refugee crisis and local charities. They are currently preparing for Diana Benefit Concert which will be held on January 16, 2016.
Collectively, the club has raised approximately £900 for charity this school year. Not only do they support charities chosen by TWIS members, they also support the philanthropic work of other students at TASIS. Other student-led charity clubs often ask for donations to help their own cause. After the fundraising process is finished, TWIS matches the amount raised by the other clubs up to a limited amount, making it a rewarding process for everyone involved.
Nafisa is a dedicated member of the group with strong ideas about how to make our world a better place. “Our work is simple, but effective. It's important to do this kind of work because it prompts young people to think about the world as global citizens. It is even more important for students here, since we are an international community. We have to help others less fortunate than ourselves, whether the issue is the lack of a clean water supply, finding cures for cancer, or aiding refugees in desperate need. We can make a difference.”