Today, more than half the population on the planet is under the age of 30—the biggest generation of children and young people that the world has ever seen. Through their creativity, energy and idealism, young people can bring about generational change, which can challenge the status quo and achieve positive outcomes—rapidly.
DP student is working to make sure that the world remembers the horrors of the Holocaust “Most of us have gone through school learning about the Holocaust from textbooks or from our teachers supplying us with facts,” says Natalie Viglucci, IB Diploma Programme (DP) student at Coral Gables High School, in Florida, US. “While this […]
Therapy dogs, meditation and relaxation—a ‘Stress Fair’ explores healthy ways to cope during exams So many teenagers experience stress at some point; whether it be personal or school-related. Exam times can be especially difficult. That’s why students at Queensbury High School, New York, USA, organized a ‘Stress Fair’ to provide an outlet and help peers […]
Hurricane Irma destroyed everything in its path when it struck the British Virgin Islands. But a local IB World School started a community outreach programme to help those affected “Time took on a surreal quality with a sense of distortion and disorientation, on 6 September 2017 when Hurricane Irma hit,” says Anna Kinkead, Primary Years Programme […]
Proudly telling the world about our students in our 50th anniversary year Funds raised by IB students helped cure more than 100 women in underdeveloped communities suffering from obstetric fistula Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries. More than 2 million women in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin […]
The sharing of knowledge between the very young and very old can be incredibly beneficial for both parties. IB World magazine investigates the science behind Intergenerational Learning.
DP duo gets whole school involved to design and produce 60 dog toys for a local refuge Dog lovers and IB Diploma Programme (DP) students from PLC Perth, in Australia, decided to put their creativity skills to use for Shenton Park Dog Refuge Home. Ava Gajdatsy and Sophia Gawan-Taylor designed and made three different dog […]
Ongoing CAS project is working to provide a safer, non-polluted environment for the community It was impossible to ignore the bad smell from the unsightly Dahisar River, in India, which is situated next to Singapore International School, Mumbai. The river is highly polluted as industrial waste and sewage is regularly dumped there. To improve the […]
A memorable experience at age 14 turned an IB graduate into a lifelong service activist Nicole Hon, from Hong Kong, still remembers the day her father took her on a Lions Club International service project at age 14. They visited local cage homes, which are cages stacked on top of each other, measuring 6ft by […]
DP student establishes a successful German language instruction programme for Syrian refugees to make them feel welcome Living in a new country can be daunting for anyone. But if you have had to flee your home country due to conflict or war, settling into a new place is especially difficult. In Germany alone, there are […]
Local IB World Schools collaborate every year to raise awareness for the homeless Three local IB World Schools in Maryland, US, have teamed up and tapped into their creative talents to address the topic of homelessness, hunger and poverty. IB Diploma Programme (DP) students at Parkdale High School worked with Crossland High School and Frederick […]
CAS project aims to understand the forgotten communities of Brussels through storytelling After the terrorist attacks in Brussels in 2016, the mood in the country was sombre. So, IB Diploma Programme (DP) students at a local school decided to highlight the many good people trying to make Brussels a better place. The documentary Snapshots of […]
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