At UCSI International School, we believe that it is vital for us to work with our community. Our community comprises of teachers, students, parents, and agencies that we support and vice versa. We encourage students to develop soft skills that are required in life.
As a school, we also encourage students to take “risks” by supporting them to step out of their comfort zones. They can explore and look at the needs of the community around them. Furthermore, they are encouraged to try something new and discover themselves and their connection to the community.
Our students need to take action and participate in community service. This is part of service-learning where classroom instruction is combined with meaningful actions in the community. UCSI International School runs an annual Charity Day where the proceeds go to school supported charities. School supported charities revolve around people who need support. The school supports old folks’ homes, orphanages as well as cancer research.
We have also supported the Floating School for Rohingya and refugee children. Apart from raising funds to purchase the necessary items, students also spend time with the orphans and old folks. Students and families can donate items for monthly collections. The students deliver the items and engage with different activities and performances.
The community activities prepare students for real life and empower them to take action. The school also offers the Junior Awards Scheme (JASS), a social responsibility programme that helps students learn to care and creates a sense of community. Students can explore what they would like to participate in and along with that develop their own identity and character. At the same time, social needs are met.