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SISD students offer thanks to construction workers

DUBAI: Pupils from Swiss International School Dubai (SISD), a unique IB, bilingual boarding school based in the heart of Dubai, recently visited a local construction site to donate ‘treat bags’ to the workers.

One of the school’s aims is to create caring global citizens, and to involve parents as much as possible in their world-class educational provision.

A school parent, Julia Fernandez, set up the ‘Fruitful Community Initiative’, a volunteer programme, in collaboration with Engineering Contracting Company and the relevant governmental authorities. The aim of the initiative is to empower students to learn about, and actively engage with, their surrounding community through volunteering, community engagement and acts of kindness.

And as part of the initiative, the school’s Grade 3 and Grade 11 pupils recently visited a construction site near the school in Al Jadaf, to wish the construction team a Happy New Year, learn about their construction project from civil engineers, and share fruits and treats as a symbol of celebration and community.

SISD’s parent community packed 1,000 treat bags, containing more than 10,000 food items, including apples, bananas, oranges and dates, along with fruit juice, chocolates and biscuits.

Each treat bag was decorated by Grade 1 and 2 students with messages and pictures of appreciation for the builders of Dubai.

Alison Roberts, Head of Marketing and Admissions at the award-winning school, said: “This was a very heartwarming and impactful initiative for our students to be part of. We hope to continue our support for this programme and are excited to see how the Fruitful Community Initiative develops in future. It gives our students the opportunity to contribute significantly to building a compassionate and socially-conscious generation.”

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