In support of families recently affected by floods in Pakistan, Compass International School Doha (CISD) launched a school-wide drive to collect, package and distribute clothes, food and other essential items for the crisis-hit region.

The drive was organised by the Friends of Compass parent group, a key contributor to many of the school’s community outreach projects over the years.

Tamara Bell, Head of the Gharaffa campus, thanked the students and parents who ‘made an incredible contribution’ to the drive.

The sense of togetherness within the Compass Community has been inspiring to see and I am grateful to our ‘Friends of Compass’ group for organising this drive.

As part of Nord Anglia Education, Compass students are encouraged to experience first-hand the challenges communities often face tackling issues and to understand how to influence and drive change as individuals and as part of bigger teams. These experiences help students develop resilience, teamwork and the creativity to think ‘outside of the box’ – important skills they’ll need in the future workplace.

The school also encourages students to deliver meaningful change through local outreach activities, including the Share A Dream programme which teaches social responsibility through fundraising and volunteering about issues that students truly care about. Every year, students support hundreds of local causes tackling the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Last year, Nord Anglia students

  • Volunteered over 50,000 hours for local community projects
  • Raised nearly US$800,000 for local charities

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