International Service Projects

Round Square International Service (RSIS) projects are opportunities for students and adults from Round Square schools to come together from across the globe and to take part in something amazing. Participation in a Round Square International Service Projects is a great way for young adults to learn about global citizenship, community engagement, develop a deeper understanding of the world’s problems and experience a new culture. Packed with challenging adventure and cultural awareness opportunities, the project programmes are designed to ensure that students have an exciting, experiential and holistic learning experience that is second-to-none.

Each year Round Square host two unique service projects for 50 students from Round Square Schools. The projects take place every year in July and December and run (on average) for two weeks.

Students work together with a rural community in need to build a vital piece of infrastructure. In the past this has been classrooms, accommodation for teachers, bridges and clean water systems.

Upcoming projects

RSIS Big Build Project in Borneo

7th – 20th December 2019 The Round Square Project team will renovate the extremely dilapidated buildings within Tambunan Orphanage, which cares for 75 children who have lost their parents, whose parents cannot care for them or have been abandoned.

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RSIS Big Build in Tanzania

26th March - the 8th April 2020 We are returning to our amazing project in Tanzania to continue the work started by our 2017 Big Build Team. Students will be working in partnership with Ng’aroni School and the local community to improve educational facilities and infrastructure for this rural school, located on the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro.

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RSIS Big Build Project in Laos

11th – 24th July 2020 Under the banner of “The Round Square Big Build”, in July 2020 a team of Round Square Students and Adults will spend nine days in the Seuang River valley region of Laos working on a building project which directly supports the local community.

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RSIS Environmental Project Madagascar

11th – 25th July 2020 This RSIS Environmental Project will take place in July 2020 and will see a team of 15 Round Square Students and Adults working with a local community in Sainte Luce, Madagascar.

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RSIS Big Build Malaysia

5th to the 18th December 2020. A team of 50 students will work on the first phase of building a ‘chocolate factory’ which will enable the Kubang Rusa community to generate a much needed extra 25% of income from their cocoa plantation and follow a more sustainable agricultural practice.

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RSIS Big Build Vietnam

April 2021 (exact dates TBC) We are excited to announce that we will be returning to Vietnam in April 2021. A team of 40 to 50 students will have the opportunity to spend 8 days at a community project in the Mai Chau region of Vietnam. The exact project build is yet to be determined based on the needs and requirements of the community.

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RSIS Big Build Malaysia

3rd to the 16th July 2021. A team of 50 students will work on the second phase of this building project and continue the work on the chocolate factory through to completion.

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RSIS Environmental Project

3rd to the 16th July 2021. A team of 15/20 students will work on this special environmental project to help build a series of animal hideouts – little wooden huts blended into the landscape to enable researchers, photographers and tourists to observe the local wildlife

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