Community Service

  I. The Goals of the Community Service Program

1. Familiarize our students with the problems existing in society
2. Build students’ self-confidence, and allow them to achieve their potential and increase their sociability
3. Teach them the collective values of a community such as volunteering, sharing, service...




II. Implementation of the Community Service Program

The Ministry of Education has launched a “Community Service Project” to be implemented in all schools in Lebanon, as of the academic year 2016-2017. This concept is not new to Saint Joseph School. It has been part of the promotion policy since years past.
The project requires 30 hours of community service for each of the first and the second secondary classes. Students have to spend 25% of these hours planning, preparing, and evaluating different activities. The remaining hours are allocated to working on the Christmas and Lent campaigns and participating in one of the school clubs, programs and/or activities.
The Secondary Division Administration along with its Social Service Office provide the students with the opportunities to participate in the below-listed programs and clubs, and offer all the support needed to help manage these activities:

Alwan Club 

Archeology and Anthropology Club

Children One for Another

Ecology Club

Help in studies Club

Leadership Outreach Club

Next to the Special Needs Club

Road Safety Club

United Sport Team Club

For more information, kindly refer to the descriptions below or please do not hesitate to contact the Social Service Office on Wednesdays, which is coordinating all the programs and clubs.

Program /

Club Title

Nb. of

Members

Description of Activities

Goals

Coordinator(s)

Estimated Timing

Alwan Club

1S & 2S

43

Students are involved in reciprocal visits and joint trips between two schools in order to discover the Lebanese heritage. Students are involved in awareness activities, and community service projects.

NB: The duration of the project is 2 years

Equip students with training on the concepts of religious diversity and partnership, openness to others, co-working in serving society and active citizenship.

Mr. Wanis Khoury

Mrs. Roula Khoury

Fridays afternoon

and/or

Saturdays

Archeology and Anthropology Club 1S

30

The members of this club have the opportunity to discover the history of Lebanon through its archaeological heritage as well as its oral rural history and culture. They visit villages and meet with field archaeologists, anthropologists and locals, discover sites and museums, etc., and take notes and photos.

The purpose is to develop students’ appreciation for heritage in all its forms and raise awareness about the specifics of the visited sites either by creating a video clip or a brochure at the end of the activity.

Mr. Antoine Maouad &

Mrs. Maria Araktingi

Fridays afternoon

and/or

Saturdays

Ecology Club:

The Green Gang

1S

24

Club members increase their own knowledge of ecology. They can also educate and raise awareness through outreach to the campus and community.

They participate in collecting and sorting recyclable material.

The Ecology Club aims to educate and make a noticeable difference in the interaction between SJS students and their immediate and extended community on one hand and the surrounding natural environment on the other.

Ms. Fida Abi Karam

Fridays afternoon

and/or

Saturdays

Help in Studies Club

1S

35

Students visit children of two associations the SOS in -Bhersaf- and AOA (All One Association) in -Bauchrieh-  so as to provide them with assistance in doing their homework.

Help In Studies Club gives students the opportunity to help and offer relief, live in communion and experience joy.

Mrs. Ghada Jalkh & Mrs. Roula Rizk

Mondays &

Fridays afternoon

Leadership Outreach Club (Inspired by the Simulation Programs

Organized by LAU & the Human Rights Trivia Competition Organized by NDU)

1S & 2S

37

Students participate in the following activities:

-Leadership conferences/workshops using experiential learning and self-reflection techniques

-Outreach and civic engagement activities that build up volunteering capacity and project management skills (e.g. campaigns supporting the Red Cross or physically challenged people,etc.)

The purpose is to develop young adult’s leadership skills. The club provides opportunity for students to take part in the following:

-Increase cognition about global issues.

-Build research and interpretation skills.

-Exercise diplomacy and peaceful communication.

-Practice public speaking, role playing, conflict resolution and negotiation.

Miss. Petra Bou-Hadir & Mr. Wanis Khoury

To be affirmed

Road Safety Club

1S

27

Students explore the key theme of the Road Safety project and create an awareness campaign, participate in an international contest that will be held in many countries across the world, and share ideas and initiatives with other schools, communities and countries.

Road Safety Club enables youth to take action and raise awareness on the importance of Road Safety for a better environment in a creative way.

Mrs. Christelle Eid & Mrs. Maria Araktingi

Saturdays

 

 

 

Children One for Another Club

2S

53

The club prepares different entertainment and educational activities to the children in need by creating memorable moments at Deir Mar Semaan orphanage- Wadi el Karm.

 The purpose is to develop a youth community dedicated to preserving human dignity and fostering cultural diversity in Lebanon. We do so by providing the orphans with special moments through one-to-one care, love and lasting relationship.

Mrs. Cynthia Madi

Saturdays

Ecology Club:

The Nature’s Guardians

2S

25

Club members increase their own knowledge of ecology. They can also educate and raise awareness through outreach to the campus and community.

They participate in activities such as cleaning beaches, hiking, put on a play, and so forth.

The Ecology Club aims to educate and make a noticeable difference in the interaction between SJS students and their immediate and extended community on one hand and the surrounding natural environment on the other.

Miss. Fida Abi Karam

Weekdays afternoon and Saturdays

Next to Special Needs People Club

2S

10

 

Students participate in different activities as entertainment like animation, sport games,… and share moments with the special needs people.

Give students the opportunity to meet with people with special needs and to know how they cope with their difficulties and  struggle to be accepted by the community.

Mrs. Rita Nahed

Fridays afternoon

United Sport Team Club

2S

35

The club promotes interaction and exposure to various school cultures through a sport competition. Four schools from different religious background compete to strengthen friendship among each other. Students need to work collaboratively to establish a safe and challenging sports environment,

 Members of the club participate in ‘Beirut Marathon’ to run for unity and togetherness.

N.B.: Students need to pay the fee specified by the Marathon association.

The purpose is to provide an environment that promotes self-growth by competing and challenging each other in sports.

Mrs. Imenda Aoude & Mr. Pierre Gemayel

Saturdays