Dubai (UAE), March 2, 2023: A unique humanitarian campaign launched by students at the Nibras International School (NIS) in Dubai to highlight the importance of achieving food security to eradicate world hunger, is now helping nourish those impacted by the recent devastating earthquakes in Syria and Türkiye.
The Zero Hunger Project launched as part of the school’s annual International Day Celebration, aimed to promote the NIS community’s collaborative spirit and is a pledge to support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal #2, Zero Hunger, which aims to create a world free of hunger by 2030.
Students of NIS, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), collected 1.5 tons of rice which will be mobilized through the UAE Food Bank, a Dubai-based humanitarian initiative.
Nibras International School’s innovative campaign is the result of a brainstorming session between the students in the Gifted and Talented Program and the Elementary and Secondary Student Council members.
“At Nibras, we believe that children must be empowered to engage in purposeful and collaborative projects that have the potential to transform lives,” said Dr. Jay Teston, Principal of Nibras International School.
“The students recognized that celebrating our community’s diversity is also about promoting tolerance, respect, and caring for everyone. This is in line with our TORCH values, and so the students decided to mark the day by showing sensitivity to the needs of others, both in our local and extended communities,” he continued.
Driven by the vision of building a better future and making the world a more sustainable place, the young student organizers created posters and visited classrooms to explain the campaign’s objectives to their class and school mates.
“I am proud to see how our young student community decided to do their part and support the global challenges connected to food security. I want to thank families for their support and am proud of the cooperation we have formed with the UAE Food Bank,” said Dr. Teston.
A spokesperson from the UAE Food Bank stated: “It is heartening to see young children strive to make Zero Hunger a reality. The Zero Hunger Project initiated by students at Nibras International School aligns with our vision of strengthening the values of giving and benevolence amongst the UAE community. Food is one of the most basic human needs and the donations by school’s community will provide critical support for the families impacted by the earthquakes in Syria and Türkiye.”
Nibras International School is an American curriculum international school in Dubai, that offers the rigorous American Education Reaches Out (AERO) Common Core Plus program, as well as Advanced Placement courses. The school is NEASC accredited, a globally recognized standard of excellence through which students get accepted to the best international universities in the country and globally. Nibras International School has formed numerous partnerships with leading universities to ensure that their students are at the forefront of acceptances and scholarship opportunities.
Nibras International School is part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), a global group of schools. For more information about the school visit https://nisdubai.ae.