AISA Service Awards
AISA has developed two awards to encourage and recognise the service learning achievements of schools and students from within the AISA school network. The two awards are for Outstanding Service Project and Student Service Leader.
The AISA Service Awards have been established to promote and encourage schools to develop and promote service learning opportunities within their school curriculum. The awards are given in recognition of an outstanding project or student or group of students who are involved in a community service project in an AISA full member school. The award celebrates and rewards excellence and creative problem-solving in service. It also provides the member school with additional financial support to help develop or sustain projects that demonstrate the ability to address legitimate local community needs.
AISA is proud to be at the forefront of promoting service learning in Africa through its network of member schools. Service learning is a unique and valuable learning and growth opportunity for students as it promotes critical thinking, personal reflection and team building whilst encouraging a greater sense of civic engagement and personal responsibility in relation to the global issues facing the world today.
To further promote the aims of service learning AISA has established two separate award categories:
Outstanding Service Project
This award is for a service learning project that may be run by an individual student or group of students whose project has a direct benefit to a community, as opposed to specific people or an individual.
Student Service Leader
This award is for a student service leader(s) who is able to demonstrate a commitment to his/her community and how he/she has used learning, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address an expressed community need.