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Sustainable values in community activities at PennSchool

With the goal of contributing to building future generations to become useful global citizens for the community, the curriculum at PennSchool is always student-centered, providing an active and independent learning environment. helping students have a solid foundation with education of international standards and modern educational philosophy.

One of the activities built and encouraged in the PennSchool community is Service-learning projects, also known as community activities. In addition to the community support element, these activities also help students learn about their responsibilities as a citizen to the social community.

These community activities create many benefits for students at all levels.

Students develop leadership, communication and teamwork skills

Participating in community projects helps students develop important skills that support their transition to university and into the workforce. Teamwork and communication skills are maximized when students collaborate and discuss their ideas. And when a student is put in charge of a project, they begin the challenge of being future leaders. Regardless of age, students will have the opportunity to build skills that are useful and relevant to them.

A window for students to explore future careers

Depending on the goals of the project, student involvement in community activities can provide basic career insights. For example, getting students involved in fundraising activities for those in need will give them experience in planning a fundraiser, defining the size and goals, building the activity or product to be used for sale to raise funds… All experiences are opportunities for students to better understand the process and how it works to achieve project goals.

Understand social issues in a less abstract way

Students have the opportunity to hear about social issues such as poverty, lack of healthy food, homeless people… through the learning process and the media. In reality, however, there are many differences. Through community activities, students get to experience and observe the reality of the impact of that social issue on people and themselves. This helps students identify specific challenges, then come up with solutions, as well as form a sense of gratitude and desire to contribute more to the community.

PennSchool believes that in order to create outstanding individuals, students need to cultivate an understanding of global issues as well as build a sense of social responsibility at all ages. Students will be challenged to grow as global leaders and citizens by accessing community service experiences, forming attitudes about gratitude, and creating positive change. pole for the world. In addition, students will explore these experiences inside the classroom through planning and implementing community service projects in Ho Chi Minh and surrounding provinces. Each student must complete 30 hours of Community Service Learning Experience during the school year and this will be shown on the end of year transcript.

In addition to common projects for whole students such as: Project to build schools and transport infrastructure in Yen Bai province, support children with cancer, there are many ways for students to participate in existing projects or build new ones themself. Students at all levels are given the opportunity to learn new skills, have compassion, reflect and jointly participate in projects to make a positive contribution to society such as: participating in clubs student-led ministry, create initiatives to protect heritage sites, protect the environment, impact social projects through the model of the United Nations, participate in volunteer activities to support learning for young students…

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