Service in the Global Community
There are six global service projects which include three PROMO trips to Mumbai, Rajasthan and Mulamula. The Charity Action Group, Education for All and the Drama tour to Germany all provide a service for those outside of the UK.
Mulamula Education Centre Project
The Mulamula Education Centre project is a collaborative service-based project between Sevenoaks School and Mulamula Village in the North Eastern Limpopo Province of South Africa. The school has instigated a project to build a sustainable education centre in a rural village, Mulamula, in one of the poorest regions of South Africa, the Limpopo Province. The main aim is to empower local people to work as a community to build their own education resources. The project aims to provide funds to assist the building project and stock the centre with donated books.
The PROMO Mumbai trip has been running for many years. Ten students raise funds over the course of the year to donate to various charities in Mumbai. This is a fascinating city, which is experiencing rapid economic development but still struggling with extreme poverty in certain areas.
Pupils are friendly, polite and welcoming. Throughout the school they are active members of the community and assume roles of responsibility and service naturally.
ISI Report 2013
Education for All
Each year, the VSU team produce a beautiful calendar showcasing stunning ‘geography’ related photos taken by members of the school community, raising on average £2000 for EfA. The photos are selected and the calendar designed by a team of Sevenoaks students who work with a professional designer.
All profits from the sale of the calendar help to fund boarding places for impoverished girls in rural Morocco which enables them to attend secondary school. The issue of gender inequalities is taught in the ‘Core’ theme of the IB geography syllabus and the importance of educating women is something which is brought home to our IB Geographers on the annual visit to the High Atlas mountains in Morocco each Easter holiday. Among the Berber villages of the High Atlas mountains students meet women their own age who craved the chance to be educated beyond primary school and also spend some time interacting with the girls at the boarding house in Asni who are fortunate enough to directly benefit from the EfA charity.
Details of how to order the 2016 calendar are here