Charity and Concern for Others Are at the Heart of the British School of Bucharest Community
Within the British School of Bucharest community, we encourage and support our students to take an active role in community service projects and a variety of fundraising activities. By helping others, our pupils develop their own social awareness and learn to take initiative in supporting the community.
Our active Charities Committee, made up of senior students and staff, coordinates a series of community commitments and annual events. As an international community in Bucharest, our school has active partnerships with many community organisations. Four of these are listed below:
- A Romanian charity that supports Romanian children and families in need and prevents child abandonment.
- A British charity established in 1986 by a group of professionals to develop relief, medical and humanitarian programmes in Eastern Europe.
- A domestic abuse and family homelessness charity working in Bucharest.
- A charity working in Romania and the Republic of Moldova that provides a support programme for children and teenagers with cancer.
Many students commit to weekly community service at Don Orione or Fundatia Inocenti through our co-curricular after-school programme. Alongside these community-focused activities, the British School of Bucharest community also raises money and collects clothes, toys and food to support these local charities with a variety of activities throughout the year.
We organise several whole-school fundraising projects, including a recent drive to build a well with Water Aid and the annual awareness-raising Jeans for Genes Day. Secondary students also often plan their own fundraising events. This is sometimes as part of their qualification for the Duke of Edinburgh Award but more often because they want to do more to support specific causes or charities alongside their learning of the British Curriculum within an international community in Bucharest.
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