ACER Project Humanity 2019-2020
In 2019/2020 the New English School entered a competition under the ACER innovative schools umbrella entitled Project Humanity.
In the submission to the judging panel NES students demonstrated well established initiatives demonstrating the school's commitment to the UN sustainable development goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities.
These initiatives include:
Recycling responsibly by working with local companies to recycle as much paper and plastic as possible used by the school. Students were encouraged to get involved by introducing incentives to recycle waste plastic and paper. Senior students also launched a business, Ecotude, to promote recycling with all profits to be reinvested into improving the local environment for the community.
Cleaning the environment: by collaborating regularly with external organisation including Kuwait Dive Club, TISWA and BSME schools on Beach Clean Up days.
Talking sustainability: by students being involved in projects including Domestic Animal Rescue, Recycled Art Competitions, running Environmental Awareness Month aiming to be plastic free for one month and leading research projects into traffic congestion around the school and composting.
We are delighted to announce that the commitment of the students and staff at the New English School led to the ACER judges awarding NES one of the three winning spots in the competition. Thank you to all of the students and staff who were involved in these projects.
In recognition of this ACER donated 10 state of the art laptop devices for NES to present to the charity of their choice involved with the education of young people who have no access to educational technology.
NES has partnered with the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) to deliver these devices to the students who are in need of this technology under the “College Education” scheme.
It was with great pleasure that our Head Boy, Ramadan Karrout, Head Girl, Noor Al Adasani and School Principal, Richard Marchant, presented these 10 devices to Mrs. Shaima Al Shatty representing KRCS.
NES would like to thank ACER for their generosity in supporting education and promoting care of the environment and KRCS for their unceasing efforts to support the community.