Kindred Project in the IB Programme
KP in the Primary Years Programme: The KP programme supports the IB PYP curriculum by running sessions in connection with the Units of Inquiry and supporting students’ action-based activities for this particular module. Students are empowered to know themselves better, develop international awareness and Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills, while making direct connections with our school’s values.
KP practices also inform local service learning opportunities. From a PYP perspective, making strong connections with KP’s local partners is an essential part of achieving a long-lasting impact, as it allows our students to apply the skills and knowledge they have acquired in class to powerful life-shaping experiences that enable them to make a positive impact in their local community.
KP in the Middle Years Programme: The KP structure has played a key role in the design of SIS’ tailor-made Global Citizenship Programme (GCP), which runs from M1 to M5. It specifically supports the pillars of Social Entrepreneurship and Service Learning. KP also enhances sessions in connection with Units of Inquiry, as well as supporting students with community-focused ideas during their Community Project in M3, Personal Project in M5, and Service as Action across the whole of the MYP.
KP in the IB Diploma: As well as participating in awareness-raising sessions connected to the curriculum, KP supports IBDP students with their Creativity, Action and Service (CAS), an integral part of the IB Diploma curriculum. The opportunities provided at school, in the local and global community give students the chance to fulfil the requirements of the IB Diploma.
KP in co-curricular learning: At SIS, students of all ages have the opportunity to lead KP. They can join the weekly KP Primary and Secondary clubs, and be part of the student-leadership team supporting the running of the NGO. They can also join KP’s Social Entrepreneurs Club and form ideas and businesses to contribute towards building a better world. Students may harness extracurricular service-learning opportunities across the school, including by joining our Hogar Betania Friday volunteering, or by taking life-shaping expeditions to Ecuador, Morocco and Uganda!
By being involved in KP, students develop an understanding and respect for cultures worldwide, and learn to practise tolerance for those who have differing beliefs and values. They foster empathetic attitudes and behaviours which reflect good citizenship practices, which are key for achieving sustainable change.