Service Learning Philosophy
Fuzhou Lakeside International School's Service Learning program cultivates a sense of social and ethical responsibility in students, advances the school mission of creating a caring community, and fosters the development of the School's core value of character. Service Learning is more than simply contributing to a fundraiser or collection drive; done properly, it links education to service and service to learning and therefore becomes an essential part of our co-curricular offerings. All students in the FLIS are encouraged to develop a sense of community service. High School students are required to complete 20 hours of satisfactory work/service for the School each year. The principle rationale behind this requirement is the strong belief on the part of the faculty and administration that a degree of self-giving in terms of work done for others is an integral part of effective education and a growing sense of personal responsibility.
Fuzhou Lakeside International School Service Learning program encourages students to be good members of the community in three core areas:
√ In our immediate neighborhood, by entering partnerships with our local schools, hospitals and community centers.
√ In our country, by entering partnerships with humanitarian and philanthropic organizations
√ In our global community, by serving the needs of others through ADRA, Red Cross or any other NGO.