Launch of RSIS July 2016 Projects

By Katie on 29/10/2015

We are excited to announce the official launch of our two Round Square International Service Projects in July 2016.

 

Why participate in a Round Square International Service Project?

This is a fantastic opportunity for students to challenge themselves, gain a once in a life time experience and to:

  • Develop communication skills;
  • Gain confidence;
  • Develop negotiations skills;
  • Gain responsibility;
  • Develop management skills;
  • Hone problem solving skills; and
  • Improve their resume for future work or university applications.

Students will also have the amazing opportunity to network with other outstanding Round Square Students from around our global network. Working in such a diverse team will help them to develop real teamwork skills and increase their appreciation for diversity.

 

Peru

About the project

Help lay the foundations that will set up basic infrastructure in the rural Andean village of Kanacchimpa for years to come. The community needs a kindergarten school so the children don’t have to walk more than 6km each day to the nearest school.

This is a great way to see a direct impact on a community, while having the unique opportunity of experiencing the country's rich culture and history (... discover more)


Project Life

While on location in Kanacchimpa you will be camping on the property of a host family in groups of four or five.
Facilities and amenities are very basic, but comfortable. You will be living simply and basically and must be prepared for this – it’s all part of the experience.

Culture

Enjoy a number of cultural activities including exploring the world of Inca art, history and music at the Andean Cultural Centre and participate in a traditional blessing ceremony for Pachamama (Goddess of the Earth). There is even an opportunity to take part in a salsa dance class, a popular and social form of dancing in South America.

Adventure

With is diverse terrain and rolling skyline, Peru calls to even the most timid adventurer. Enjoy experiences such as zip-lining, climbing the Via Ferrata in the Sacred Valley, travelling on the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes, and discovering the ancient city of Machu Picchu.

Highlights Include…

Take on your project and see it from start to finish; make a difference; true community interaction and immersion; develop your leadership skills; build new friendships; enjoy dazzling scenery and challenge yourself.

 

South Africa

About the project

Experience vibrant South Africa through a building and education project. Help provide children with much needed educational enhancement through working with local partners to build new educational facilities for the township school of Entokozweni. You can also help improve the schools vegetable garden, and work with local children providing educational games and creative projects.

Get your hands dirty and;

  • Help build classrooms or playgrounds for the local children;
  • Take part in basic repairs and renovation; and
  • Give an old classroom a fresh coat of paint (... discover more)

Project Life

While on location in White River you will stay in a local farmhouse hostel during the project.
There is a mixture of rooms with shared bathrooms. The bathroom facilities are basic, but perfectly adequate, and team members should be prepared to be adaptable. While we will make your stay as comfortable as possible, you must not expect luxury.

Culture

Enjoy a number of cultural activities including a dance class from a local youth group, a drumming workshop and attending a traditional African church service on Sunday.

Adventure

South Africa is synonymous with wildlife and nature and you will have plenty of opportunity to encounter some of Africa’s most majestic residents on the 3-day wilderness camp and with a visit to an Elephant sanctuary.

Highlights Include…

Take on your project and see it from start to finish; make a difference; true community interaction and immersion; develop your leadership skills; build new friendships; enjoy dazzling scenery and challenge yourself.

 

Apply for a Bursary

Bursary sums are available for students from Round Square Global Member Schools who wish to attend our International Service Projects.

The total fund available varies from year to year, and is used to support the participation of those students whose circumstances mean that they could not otherwise access the project. In most cases bursaries will be offered at a level that part-funds or mostly-funds the participation cost of the project, excluding flights. (find out more)

 

Excited?

Visit the RSIS section of this website for more information and details on how to apply. Log into the intranet site to see the full details. Students don't need to register for access, just ask your school rep for the login details.

The login details are case sensitive so watch out for those capital letters. Once you are logged in you will find all the details on our International Service Projects here.

 


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