Microfinance initiative by DP students helps boost the income of those in need In many transitioning economies, women from vulnerable populations usually benefit last. For example, in the Phu Min farming community, in Vietnam, men often migrate to the cities for low-skilled work, but the money they earn to send back to their families tends […]
If you’ve heard of the IB Diploma Programme (DP), you might also have heard of CAS*, one of the cornerstones of the programme. If you haven’t, before we get to the research, here’s a mini introduction. What is CAS? All DP students participate in CAS, as part of the unique DP learner experience. CAS involves […]
Student fashion show raises thousands for local village
An international charity partners with IB World Schools to help provide free education to the poorest and most remote communities, as IB World investigates
By Emmanuelle Werner Service learning is a key element of the creativity, activity, service (CAS) within the Diploma Programme (DP) and also a component of the Career-related Programme (CP) core. It is a wonderful opportunity for students, however, service learning has to be done the right way. Here, at Friends International, we recognize that good […]
Students at a boys’ school in Australia boldly stand up to breast cancer
The Omgoi CAS project used an analysis technique to successfully improve the lives of local villagers
By IB student, Alya Al-Ammari I had always hoped to start my own charity. Yet, I didn’t have the motivation nor the time management to balance aspirations with my school work and extracurricular activities. Even if I did, I thought it would be impossible. I had it ingrained in my mind that Arab culture was […]
International-mindedness is the bedrock of the IB approach. While we in the IB community understand its importance, it can be a challenging concept to define, develop and assess. To shed more light on the practice of international-mindedness, researchers from the University of Bath conducted an in-depth, multi-programme study in nine IB World Schools around the […]
DP students in Indiana organized a huge recycling drive to help an IB World School in Flint during the water crisis
Alyson Galow wants to reduce the amount of time visually impaired people have to wait before receiving a guide dog
IB teachers and students are thinking outside the box to raise awareness of real-world issues, as IB World investigates
Strengthen your university application with guidance from university admissions. Jonathan Burdick, University of Rochester, talks about strategies students can use to discuss creativity, activity, service (CAS) in their application.
By Laura Wellesley Since bidding farewell in July to the latest group of IB students to attend an IB World Student Conference, we remain proud and delighted that such a wonderfully-engaged group of young people joined us to develop innovative solutions to some real, significant global issues. We welcomed 361 students to the two 2016 […]
Alumna Frances Marsh says that her Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) project experience helped get her to the position she is in today, working with the European Voluntary Service (EVS).