Service develops the,
power within you
Our traditions embrace the creation of an inclusive yet diverse community of international cooperation and social reflection where we emphasise respect for others, tolerance and open mindedness.
Beginning in our early learning programme, we educate our students to become dedicated to community service and compassionate, socially responsible individuals in our multicultural community and beyond.
‘Service in the community is very important to me. My work with TRACKS at Aneho Orphanage has given me the opportunity to help those who may not have been as lucky as me. We are proud of what we have achieved this year.’
Making tracks within the community
‘TRACKS’ is BSL’s fundraising service project. It was formed in 2011 to promote and enhance the active community service already established in the school and to raise money for a variety of local community projects.
Between 2011 and 2015 TRACKS raised over 16,000,000 CFA through a variety of events including the international weekend fetes, sponsored events, the school tuck shop and bake sales, raffles and non-uniform days.
Tracks is not just about raising money: It is also aimed at active community service
Helping Orphanages in Aneho
Since 2011 students have raised money to provide vaccinations against typhoid, meningitis and hepatitis for all of the staff and children at the Orphanage. Each year the orphanage is provided with large amounts of basic necessities including food items, medicines and children’s toys. In 2013 TRACKS helped to set up a sustainable chicken business which will help provide a source of money for the orphanage.
Students also raised money to purchase materials to complete reconstruction work for the ‘Fauna Cultura’ Zoo after flooding had caused extensive damage.retra.
Helping local schools
Students also raised money to purchase and deliver educational resources to a local school in Kouvé.
TRACKS also pays the rent at a local school for the deaf called the Ecole Vivenda. Students also raised money to build an outside lunch shelter for the children.
TRACKS also supports another school for the deaf in Lomé, the Ephphatha Deaf School.
Helping rural hospitals
In 2014 tracks completed renovation work at a Rural hospital in Gape including building a new roof!
The letters CAS stand for Creativity, Action and Service. All students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) engage in activities outside the classroom over an eighteen month period in each of the three CAS components. The activities are spread over the school terms to enable students to develop, improve and reflect on the activities and projects they have been involved with. The aim of CAS, most especially the service component, is to provide lifelong learning experience for students and to make them aware of their responsibilities toward their immediate environment and to the surrounding local communities.
Service projects provide students the opportunity to render a voluntary service to disadvantaged people within their local communities through various activities and events; this includes fund raising to help finance the projects. It is very important that these activities have learning outcomes for the students – they should be learning new skills, improving upon previous knowledge and helping make life better for others they work with.