The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ) in collaboration with The Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) are proud to announce the Global Issues Service Summit (GISS) on 30th March - 2nd of April, 2017.
The GISS conference provides a leadership platform for student delegates to collaborate about global and local issues from across Africa. Student delegates spend time presenting, learning, sharing and discussing important issues during the summit, followed by a hands-on service learning day in the local South African community.
The 9th annual conference will be held at the American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ) in South Africa. This year’s theme is Phambili - Moving forward to face the challenges of the future. The aim this conference is to focus on sustainable solutions for global issues. The conference will have four pillars which will essentially express Phambili.
- The first Pillar focuses on Conservation: Moving forward and finding sustainable ways to help our planet.
- The second Pillar is Human Rights: Moving forward and protecting the rights of the child and the refugee.
- The third pillar is Social Entrepreneurship: Moving forward in terms of empowering people and communities to meet the challenges for a sustainable future.
- The fourth Pillar is Animal Welfare: Moving forward with creating sustainable means of protecting animals around the world.
The conference will host High School student delegates from schools from across the globe, and we hope you can join us. Each school participating will be responsible for developing a presentation, in which they explain one of the community service learning projects in a workshop style forum. The student workshops, key note speakers, and panelists presenting aim at exploring, sharing knowledge, ideas, and experiences of their service learning; as it relates to the theme of Phambili.
Spaces are limited to ten delegates from upper middle or high school.
See the AISA GISS website for more details: http://www.aisagiss.org/2017/