Service as Action
The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers.
But above all, the world needs dreamers who do!
This is the slogan that opens our mind and awakens our hearts. Education neither ends nor begins in the classroom and essential aspects of learning exist in all areas of life. We cannot close ourselves off to information and ignore the fact that a lot of people are out there suffering. This is the reason why the Service as Action plays an important role in education at our school.
We at Matija Gubec International School strive to develop our students’ sense of their community and their participation in its improvement. This area focuses on work within the school during the first part of the MYP and encourages students to be fully active in their local community and take on global issues by their final year of the MYP. Service as Action supports the fundamental concept of intercultural awareness, which aims at encouraging tolerance, respect and understanding. The students engage in interactive situations that will enrich them emotionally, socially, morally and culturally by involving themselves in positive action and contact with other social and cultural environments.
More specifically the Service as Action in the MYP develops:
- sensitivity to the needs of the community and the society in general
- awareness of the role of the individual within a community
- a willingness and the skills to respond to the needs of others
- an altruistic attitude which enriches the life of the student through enhanced insight into different social patterns and ways of life.
Giving from our hearts, makes us better people!