Global issues

High School Global Awareness projects

Kenja Global Awareness trip

High school and Middle school students travelled to Kenja this past summer.

Other activities dealing with Global Issues

MUN
Model United Nations or MUN is a worldwide initiative involving hundreds of thousands of students. These students engage in research in order to simulate the work of the United Nations in the role of delegates from specific countries. At MUN conferences young people learn the function and issues dealt with in UN committees and commissions.


Skagerak students attend the following conferences:

  • SANMUN - Skagerak And Nesbru Model United Nations
  • THIMUN - The Hague International Model United Nations

Skagerak International School have previously supported:

Skagerak Nepal Salt and Building Project

This initiative was new to Skagerak in 2013 and involved raising funds for health, refugee and education projects in Nepal. In October 2014 the students visited these projects and checked on their progress.

We worked with our partners mountain people and Rotary International to initatiate a health and education programme to distribute ionised salt to help solve the issue of birth defects in this remote region whilst also building an education and refugee centre to further allow the development of this region.

Ladakh
Ladakh is a remote and beautiful mountain area in Northern India. Its name means the land of high passes and most of its people are of the Tibetan Buddhist faith.

The first trip to Ladakh took place in 2004. We sought to raise awareness about this area and other parts of the Himalayas, as well as specifically supporting the Lambdon School. Skagerak students have also raised funds to support the Himalayan Dental and Medical Care foundation and the Ladakh flood relief foundation.

The Skagerak students who participated in this trip, experienced a 12 day trek in the Himalayan foothills, met with their counterparts at Lambdon School, and enjoyed a series of cultural exchanges including a homestay at a traditional Ladakhi house before travelling to the city of Agra in order to visit the Taj Mahal.

Bátor Tábor (Hungary)

Bátor Tábor was established in 2001, and offers complex therapeutic recreation programs for children with cancer, diabetes, JRA or haemophilia. The camp is situated 60kms north of Budapest by a town called Hatvan, in Hungary. Every building and facility has been constructed to meet the needs of children with serious illness.

Bátor Tábor is a member of the Serious Fun Children's Network that began more than 20 years ago by the Academy Award winning actor, Paul Newman.

Considering its methods and its attitude to children, Bátor Tábor is a unique initiative in Central Europe. They became the regional therapeutic recreation centre of Central European children, making the affirming adventures available for Hungarian, Slovakian, Czech and Polish children, offering free therapeutic recreation programs with the highest level of quality all year long.

Habitat for Humanity
This is a Christian nonprofit organization dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty-related housing need. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built and renovated more than 350,000 homes worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.75 million people. During previous projects the students experienced and helped eliviate the sub-standard and unhealthy living conditions that many people in Europe are still forced to live in.

SKAMO (Tanzania)
Short for Skagerak and Moshi. Since our first trip in 1997 Skagerak students have built classrooms, staff rooms, toilets and provided handwashing facilities for local primary schools.

UNICEF
This is the world's leading organisation protecting the rights of children and young people.

Ryan's Well
The Ryan’s Well BUILD program supports safe water, sanitation and hygiene education programmes in partnership with local non-governmental and community organizations.


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