AISA Global Issues Service Summit
The AISA GISS is a summit held annually at an AISA member school.
The summit inspires and supports service learning and the integration of global issues education within participating schools. This commitment to service learning and global issues education will better prepare students to make positive contributions to the global community. It will also ensure that the myriad of issues faced today will be addressed by creative individuals who act responsibly, ethically and with a more inclusive global perspective. This unique conference builds both student and faculty partnerships across the African continent and beyond. It provides an opportunity for students and educators alike to share best practices and learn new ideas for sustainable solutions to global issues and strategies to promote service and service learning.
AISA GISS 2013
February 21 – 23, 2013
International School of Kenya (ISK)
ISK is proud to host the AISA Global Issues Service Summit Africa 2013.
It will be an inspiring event that will empower students to become agents of change in our world, particularly in relation to the 20 global issues highlighted in Jean Francois Rischard's powerful book High Noon: 20 Global Problems and 20 Years to Solve Them.
The theme of the 2013 summit will be “Amani: One World, One Harmony”. This theme is particularly poignant as Kenya will be on the verge of a national election as the summit takes place. Given the post-election violence of late 2007 and early 2008, this theme reflects on some crucial local and national concerns. Of course, the theme also extends into major global issues, from environmental degradation to poverty and the digital divide.
For more information about the AISA Global Issues Service Summit 2013, visit www.aisa-giss.org
Read LeeAnne Lavender's article on the latest developments towards 2013 AISA GISS Summit
AISA GISS 2014
February 13 – 15, 2014
Lincoln Community School (LCS)
LCS is proud to host the AISA Global Issues Service Summit Africa 2014 in Accra, Ghana.
Sharing ideas, building relationships, and empowering the youth to make change. These are three fundamental principles specific to the AISA Global Issues Service Summit. Held in a different country in Africa every year, this conference has become one that students look forward to annually as it helps students realize they can make a difference and empowers them to work with their peers to consider and develop solutions for global issues. These young adults become more aware of the issues in our world, and more aware to the fact that anyone can make a positive difference.
In 2013, this conference was held at the International School of Kenya (ISK). It was organized, and executed perfectly in terms of the experience it gave to all attending. In 2014, Lincoln Community School (LCS), in Accra, Ghana, will be taking on the challenge of trying to live up to the high standard set by ISK. LCS hopes to preserve and build on the positive collaborative atmosphere that was created this year through a diverse offering of panels and cultural experiences.
Planning has already begun and LCS would be thrilled if you would consider participating in next year’s conference in Ghana. The conference will be held over three days in February. Let’s spend next year’s Valentine’s Day coming together and using our love to make a positive impact. The LCS community is already working together to make sure we are the best hosts possible to all who want to attend this exciting conference.
We would love to see you at next year’s conference. For any questions, please feel free to contact any of LCS student leaders. We want this conference for students led by students.
Eran Amiel: email@example.com
Zein El-Chami: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senna Punjabi: email@example.com
Sahil Kirpalani: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nishant Roy: email@example.com
Katy Dix: firstname.lastname@example.org