AIS is committed to supporting the local community.
AIS Students this year (2017/18) will again support the Loreto Foundation. For the last 3 years, the Secondary School has raised funds for Loreto. Projects have included a library, a toilet block and a bicycle and safety campaign. All projects have occurred in economically disadvantaged provinces of the Mekong Delta. Fundraising activities take place by homeroom groups and are coordinated by the Student Representative Council.
The Primary School also raises funds for the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation, the Saigon Children’s Charity (through Walk and Wheels) and the Ba Chieu Girls Orphanage
In total, over the past three years, the projects have raised over 500 million VND. In addition, about 80 students and staff participated in the annual Terry Fox run for cancer research each year, while staff provide swimming lessons at the school pool for the Tiny Hearts of Hope/Little Rose Orphanage.
In the secondary school, there is also a Global Issues Network (GIN). It is GIN, led by student leaders who create awareness in the school, that leads change and action. There are five groups of which students of any age can join: Project Planet (environment), Amnesty (human rights), Band Aid (health), Animal Foundation (domestic and endangered animals), and Habitat (poverty).
Walk 'n' Wheels
Each year, the children at our Thao Dien campuses raise funds for the Saigon Children’s Charity by walking and ‘wheeling’ around the APSC Compound. All funds raised go to helping children in need in Vietnam access education.