A point of focus of our curriculum is teaching our students to develop into responsible citizens of the world. For fifteen years, Vienna International School has been supporting MAHER (“Mother’s Home in Marathi, India), an NGO that has helped more than 1700 women and 1600 children in India, while developing a model of compassion and empowerment to help uplift impoverished villages.
Before the winter break the VIS students visited Vienna International School´s charity of choice: MAHER.
Last week the students came together with their parents and the school leadership team in order to celebrate the success of the trip to India and to pass on a collection of stories and impressions that they came home with – all of them being proof of the importance and success of our collective effort to help funding the work of the Indian NGO.
For nearly fifteen years now our community is connected with MAHER and with every year we are making a bigger difference. During all this time we have built a relationship with the organization - especially with its´ founder Sister Lucy Kurien - which is fruitful for both sides. We are not only giving, but learn a lot as well. For those who attended the celebration on Monday this was evident.: ”It is clear that the time at MAHER has had a very profound influence on the students and has changed their world view as a result.” Elisabeth Stanners, Secondary Principal.
Read more information about the MAHER programme here: https://maherashram.org/