WORKING WITH CHARITIES
SWANS SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL MARBELLA
Swans School supports a range of charities – local and global - wherever appropriate, and not just in response to the CAS component of the IB diploma.
All our IB diploma students must complete the CAS (Creativity, Action, and Service) aspect of their course. Part of these activities are focused on providing a service to the community they live in, or contributing to an area of global significance.
Current initiatives include: this year 30 of our senior students helped to organize the half-marathon of Marbella, an event that encourages it’s runners to collect money for several local charities; another group of students are currently working to provide a range of donations to the children’s home in Malaga; there are even plans to help to organize a gala night in aid of the local homeless charity Caritas.
Events take place throughout the whole school and different times of the year where many worthwhile charities are supported, some as localized as the ‘Triple A’ society that acts as a temporary home for stray cats and dogs in Marbella, some with a more international appeal for example the UK based charities such as: Children in Need, Red Nose Day and Cancer Research.
There are plans for trips in 2013 to Morocco to help create better infrastructure in a rural village and a trip in 2014 to South America to help with an environmental project.
We would encourage any student to provide fundraising proposals to the school and logistics allowing we are prepared to continue to support a number of diverse charitable organizations.
PAD is a privately run charity in the Mijas/Fuengirola area that specialises in the rehabilitation and rehoming of abandoned dogs and cats. Since our shelter opened in December 1998 we have found new homes for 5000 dogs and cats.
Over the past four years, Swans Primary have raised over 20.000€, through their sponsored spell.
For more information, please click on to their website: www.padcatsanddogs.org
THE FOUNDATION OF FRIENDS
The Foundation of Friends works with local charities not only raising much needed funds but also assisting them to raise their profile within the international community here in Andalucia. Working with the founders of the charities they not only raise money but also look to offer practical solutions to assist them in their valuable work. They identify specific requirements and desires and work to help the charities realise these objectives.
The purpose of the Foundation is to extend a friendly helping hand to children in need.
Their aim is to engage the Expat and Spanish community in coming together to raise money for facilities and support to help children who for a variety of reasons find themselves in difficulty.
Their Foundation has been created by a team of like-minded Friends who wish to make a difference to the lives of those less fortunate than themselves.
Through these efforts they can, not only help others but also create a closer and deeper relationship with their Spanish Friends by working and playing together to improve the lives of our children.
If you are interested to learn more about The Foundation of Friends or to find out about becoming a Friend of The Foundation, please contact them at:firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the National Association of Breeders of the Andaluz Donkey, or in Spanish, Asociacion Nacional de Criadores de la Raza Asnal Andaluza. This particular breed of donkey is in danger of extinction as recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in year 2001. The above association ANCRAA was formed so that with the help of like minded people, this almost extinct breed can be saved and slowly increased, thereby saving a little bit of heritage for future generations to enjoy.
For more information, please click on to the website: www.ancraa.org
“Los Claveles” is a recently formed charity, whose aim is to raise enough money to purchase a Radio Therapy unit for the Costa del Sol hospital so that the many cancer patients do not have to travel all the way to Malaga every day for treatment.
For more information contact the President.