The curricular and extracurricular programmes at Kampala International School stress the development of the whole person. The school's concern extends beyond the assumed focus on academic and intellectual achievement and encourages responsible citizenship in the world outside the classroom. Through service to organizations in and around Kampala, they are encouraged to develop sense of care for each other, and to accept responsibility for serving their local, national and international communities.
Children at KISU have built up meaningful relationships with a variety of organizations in and around Kampala. Some examples of activities that Key Stage 1 and 2 parents and students do to serve the local community include, collecting toys and food for those in need and raising money for local schools through our annual ‘Slip and Slide’ event and supporting local and international disaster relief efforts (e.g. Japanese earthquake).
Our programme follows the following guideline:
First Term—visit to the organization and development of an idea of how to help
Second Term—fundraising event and purchasing of items
Third Term—implementation of idea (includes at least one visit to the outside organization)
Students have been involved in creating gardens and green spaces for other schools, purchasing team uniforms, and building a playground for students in one of Kampala’s most impoverished neighbourhood