ECIS Outreach Grant
for the promotion of international education and community service
The deadline for 2013-2014's application has already passed. Please check back in early 2014 for the following year's application. The application deadline will be 31st May each year.
Stipends of up to £3,000 sterling are available annually. The ECIS Outreach Grant is designed to encourage and support a wide range of diverse student projects and activities within ECIS member schools as part of service learning. ECIS is committed to promoting cross-cultural awareness and understanding, tolerance and international education amongst member schools and their communities in all regions of the world.
Watch "Seeds for the Future" a short video about the work that the ECIS Outreach Grant can achieve.
Projects selected for 2012/2013:
United World College Maastricht, The Netherlands
"Turbinegeneration Art & Culture exchange"
The project is about sharing our own cultures, explaining the UWC concept of educating students from around the world together so that they can understand and share their cultures and for our (UWC) students to understand the multi-cultural nature of growing up in London from our partner school.
Service Learning is an established pedagogy at UWC Maastricht and is one of the College’s central themes. This is less well understood in the UK in general and in our partner school. We would like to introduce both students and staff at our partner school to the advantages that service learning brings to the curriculum.
Collège du Léman, Switzerland
"Warm Water Washing During Winter at an African Orphanage"
This project will increase awareness amongst the CDL community of one aspect of poverty in developing countries like Zambia, and how we can easily make a difference in a situation like this one.
More information about the grants made to the orphanage, and the work they have done: http://www.zoaonline.org/grants.htm
Newsletters from the orphanage: http://www.zoaonline.org/newslettersfromorphanage.htm
American International School of Zagreb, Croatia
"Support for Elderly Residents in the Local Community (90+ individuals)"
The project is designed to offer practical support for elderly members of the community and through which, cross-cultural exchanges will take place between the multi-national student group and the local community. The students will be actively engaged with helping support a defined local group which has specific needs. Impact on others in the community such as family members, staff at the facility and other visitors by raising the profile of the engagement between the students and the residents.
Please click here to see some of the amazing work that American International School of Zagreb is doing!
American Cooperative School of Tunis, Tunisia
"Building for the Mghira Handicapped Center (BMHC)"
The final goal of the project is to build several new classrooms for the insertion and training centre for the handicapped in the underprivileged local industrial town, Mghira. The Mghira Handicapped Centre currently has 80 students of all ages enrolled but is severely over-capacitated, and has over 50 children waiting for an available space. By expanding the Mghira centre, we hope to make more places available for the children currently awaiting admission.
American School of Paris, France
"Kalahari Education Experience"The mission of the Kalahari Experience is to increase cross-cultural understanding, promote learning and encourage curiosity-for the students in the Moshaweng Valley of South Africa, their teachers but also the students at our school and their educators.
From our recipients
"I would like to thank ECIS for giving me the opportunity to be part of the Outreach Grant. I thoroughly enjoyed working on the project and I must admit, it has been a great learning experience too, not to mention so many new friends that I have made along the way.
I feel that the Outreach Grant is a brilliant concept that has encouraged me to explore my potential as someone who would like to play a role in searching for solutions to eradicate disease and help protect the environment of our planet. I am sure the project will touch many lives just as it has touched mine"
Anuj Vyas, Outreach Grant Recipient