Time to Help Somalia
Some weeks back our co-founder, a paediatrician by profession, decided to give some time as a volunteer doctor in Somalia. This became a topic at our School Council and the students decided to find out from the student body how best to be involved at a distance. This developed into a campaign to raise awareness at class level, by studying the country and culture. In a short time a campaign was developing.
Challenges and Educational Opportunities of an International Exchange Program
The best educational programs are those which consistently pose challenges to the schools that fully commit to them. It is my personal belief, that this is the case of internationalism. Although we, at Olinca, recognize the importance of different levels in which international schools must develop, we are convinced that truly being an international school does not only imply being members of different international organizations or offering a curriculum that is both internationally and nationally recognized and assessed. For us, being international goes far beyond that. From the moment that our school was founded (almost 39 years ago), not only have we
believed in the importance of international academic qualifications, but more importantly, in our international exchange program. This program allows us to bring real intercultural experiences into the immediate experience of our students and, we believe, that is what makes it important.
Education is the best instrument to build a better world. Living in peace is achieved by working together and celebrating our cultural diversity and similarity.