IB Diploma Programme (DP) student Ziyaan Virji was recently awarded the Diana Award for his efforts to provide girls with the necessary sanitation resources they need. Here is how he plans on empowering women through his organization.
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Ambika Kapur is a librarian at Oakridge International School in India. In 2018, she participated in an IB online workshop, ‘The role of the librarian.’ In this article, Ambika shares her reflections from the workshop and the strategies she has since implemented in her library.
Anusha Chauhan, Service as Action coordinator at DPS International in Gurgaoan, India, shares how small actions of good deeds and thoughts of DPSI IB students add up to create empathetic, responsible and responsive young individuals who aim to create a more optimistic future and a world that promises equal opportunities for all.
Every summer, IB Diploma Programme (DP) student Saloni has visited her mother’s hometown Mahim, 100 km north of Mumbai, India. On her travels, she noticed that Temki Paada, a government-run school, didn’t have access to the same resources or opportunities she was used to, and so she decided to do something about it.
An IB World School shares how its Exceptional Children Extensions programme is empowering students with disabilities to succeed Sixteen students with a range of intellectual and physical disabilities, including Down’s syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy, follow the Exceptional Children (EC) Extensions programme at Randolph IB Middle School, North Carolina, USA. “As stated within the IB […]
Budding entrepreneurs get the chance to meet CEOs from the United Arab Emirates “I wanted to encourage students to get involved with innovation, business and collaboration,” says student Faisal Qureshi about the Student Start-Up Conference UAE he set up last September. A first for the region, the conference brought first-hand insights from CEOs to an […]
Las Majulinas foundation pays tribute to the life of Maju Maisterrena and the IB values she learned at Colegio San Ignacio in Cordoba, Argentina. When María José (Maju) Maisterrena, a Diploma Programme (DP) graduate from Río Cuarto, Argentina, died in a car accident in 2013 just after finishing her degree, her family and friends were […]
A CAS project in Kazakhstan is empowering children with disabilities Imran Kaliyev is helping children with disabilities feel like superheroes. As part of his creativity, activity, service (CAS) project, he is working with a company that makes prostheses that are personalized to meet the needs of individuals. “One child asked me to create an arm […]
Students in Texas worked with community officials to prevent bullying in their school district Bullying remains a tough problem to tackle: more than one out of every five (20.8%) students report being bullied in the USA. But it is an issue that Diploma Programme (DP) students at Lamar Academy in McAllen, Texas have been […]
The International School of The Hague is piloting a self-directed learning initiative, empowering students to pursue curiosity-driven projects. Imagine allowing your Middle Years Programme (MYP) students to create their own individualized curriculums for a whole year, where they decide what to learn, how, when and why.