Advisor: Mrs. Flanagan
Meeting Days: Thursday after school
Location: Room 117
DO YOU LIKE TO TRAVEL?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN ABOUT OTHER STUDENTS YOUR AGE WHO LIVE IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY?
ARE YOU INTERESTED OR CONCERNED ABOUT INTERNATIONAL ISSUES THAT AFFECT CITIZENS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD?
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORLD?
IF YOU ANSWERED "YES" TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS COME TO THE INTERNATIONAL CLUB ON THURSDAY IN ROOM 117.
The International Club is a group devoted to creating global citizens. In the last few years, the International Club has responded to global issues by responding to the needs of the international community through a variety of drives that helped people throughout the world. The club has contributed to the orphanages in Malawi and schools in Haiti. Last year, students contributed to the needs of those in Japan affected by the tsunami and tornado by contributing to the Red Cross. The group also raised money for Heifer International, a non-profit organization devoted to helping communities throughout the world become self-sufficient by supplying gifts of livestock.
Our group also communicated with students in Vienna, Austria, Cairo, Egypt and Beijing, China and India.. They shared their daily lives and school stories with these students from around the world.
Rachel Brown, from Heifer International, came to personally thank students for their hard work and important contribution to her organization. She also gave an insightful presentation about her recent travels to Cameroon where Heifer is involved in working with communities there.
Students were also introduced to Nancy Perry from the Norwell Public Library who will be working with Heifer International this summer as part of the summer reading program. The program will incorporate the idea of “One World, Many Stories”. Ms. Perry is looking for summer volunteers to work with the elementary age students in sharing and teaching craft activities as well as reading to students. There were several students who eagerly signed up to volunteer for this program. More information about the summer reading program and activities at the library can be found by contacting Nancy Perry.
MONDAY- MAY 23rd- Special guests from the Humphrey Fellowship Program of Boston University will address any interested students. We will have a special International Club meeting this day. The speakers are from Algeria and Nepal and should provide interesting presentations about their homelands. Any interested students should make plans to attend. There is no late bus on Mondays, so transportation must be provided by a parent.
Photo from the Hiefer International Website Header
The International Club is a group devoted to creating global citizens. Last year our group was involved in a school supply drive that benefited students in Malawi. We also started a successful "soccer ball" drive for students in Haiti. Students from these countries were sent these much needed and cherished items for their schools.
Our group also communicated with students in Vienna, Austria, Cairo, Egypt and Beijing, China as well as students in Malawi. They shared their daily lives and school stories with these students from around the world.
Last year our group also entertained and listened to the stories of diplomats from Malawi. They learned much about this country's struggles with AIDS and orphaned children.
PARENTS- If you spent time living abroad or if your work takes you to places around the world, we would love to hear about it. Please contact Mrs. Flanagan if you would be interested in sharing your international stories with our group.