The Good Shepherd Sisters, Phuket’ Mike Mathews Learning Centre
Today (September 5) Y5/6 and Y3/4 are beginning their I MAD project. This project will be run across the whole school by next Friday.
Basically, I MAD is an acronym for I Make A Difference. The Y3/4 pod have linked up with the the SOS Children’s Village just round the corner from BISP, and the Y5/6 pod have linked up with the Mike Mathews Learning Centre, which is run by the Good Shepherds Sisters close to Phuket Town.
Every Friday afternoon, 18 children from each pod will go to the school they are linked with and become actively involved in their wider community. The kids design the activities they want to take to play with the other kids and experiences they would like to learn.
We want every child to have this opportunity to engage and connect with sections of the community in need of support. We aim for our children at BISP to become compassionate and socially responsible leaders for the future.
This will be the start of a lifelong commitment to working together and supporting the communities in which we live, wherever that may be.
Mike Mathews Learning Centre
The Good Shepherd Sisters, Phuket recently built a new school called the Mike Mathews Learning Centre close to Rassada Pier to educate the Burmese children who would not otherwise be able to go to school. You can find out more about the centre at theschoolphuket.com.
Our aims are to support their education programme including English, music and sport. We plan to visit the Mike Mathews Learning Centre every Friday afternoon for an hour. Sixteen children will visit each week, selected from across the Year 5 and 6 classes, and the children will rotate throughout the year.
SOS Children’s Village
SOS Children’s Village Phuket was set up in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami. At the time, SOS Children’s Villages immediately provided emergency relief and took care of unaccompanied children. More information can be read on their website: sosthailand.org
Our aims are to support their education programme including English and sport. We plan to visit the SOS Children’s Village every Friday afternoon for about an hour. Sixteen children will visit each week, selected from all Year 3 and 4 classes, and the children will rotate throughout the year.
For more information on I MAD, contact Paul Jackson: [email protected]