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Community Service Projects

ISH has a variety of service activities operating including many student-led activities.

Service activities are a significant component in our community and are an avenue to fulfil ISH’s mission statement. They provide our learners the opportunity to engage in our local and global community and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Students pursue service activities that they are passionate about and are able to see the progress and success through their actions.

Here are some of the signature service projects.

Tanzania Project

Tanzania Project

Tanzania Project is our new and exciting project Africa project, part of the IB CAS programme for Grade 11 students. It will be collaboration between ISH and two schools in Tanzania, Sarawatt Secondary School and Heilotu Primary School in Mbulu.
Already the students are involved in many fundraising activities, which will be aimed towards helping these schools with improving their facilities like dormitories, kitchens, classrooms equipment, computer labs, stationery etc.

At the end of the school year we will travel to Tanzania to visit the two schools, meet the students, interact and involve themselves in the projects on the ground. The trip will be two to three weeks in the summer every year where the first weeks will be working and collaborating with the local schools on the identified projects followed by a few days of rest and recreation.

For more information please contact

Sri Lanka Project

Sri Lanka Project

The Sri Lanka Project was founded in response to the Tsunami of 2004 which devastated large areas of Sri Lanka. Many Sri Lankan families lost loved ones on that terrible day and in some coastal areas abandoned buildings can still be found. Our school and the city of Hamburg teamed up to rebuild five kindergartens/preschools in the hardest hit southern provinces and these are the schools that our students continue to support and visit to this day.

Throughout the year Grade 9 and 10 students are involved in a number of fundraising activities to raise money for our schools in Sri Lanka. Bake sales, Junior School dances, plastic bottle recycling, children’s activities for the International Fair are just a few of the activities students of the Sri Lanka Project will take part in throughout the school year.

Our first fundraiser of the school year is the Sri Lanka Cup - ISH Charity Golf Tournament, which takes place on a Sunday in September. The tournament is designed to be a fun day for all levels and we play a “best ball” or Texas Scramble in teams of 4. This is our major fundraiser of the year and the only activity where we also appeal to parents to support us with taking part in the tournament and/or by donating items for our Tombola. This can take the form of vouchers for restaurants, corporate gifts, wine etc. Our school community has been very generous in past years and we hope that this continues.

During the Easter school break, a number of our students are given an opportunity to visit Sri Lanka and the schools we support. Students get to interact with children, get a taste of the local culture through activities and travel, and they can see first-hand the impact their fundraising efforts have on those who need it most. Many of our students return from the trip with a new appreciation for others.

For more information, please contact

Patricia Hayward
Sri Lanka Project Coordinator


Kids4Kids LogoKids4Kids is a project that identifies itself as part of the whole school educational programme.

This includes: Early Childhood Center, Junior School and Secondary School/MYP and IBDP CAS. Individually or in collaboration with one another members work on various fundraising activities with the aim of making worthy contributions to children in need within Hamburg and its environs.



The main local charities that Kids4Kids works with are:

. The NCL Foundation

. Schule Hirtenweg

. Altonaer Kinderkrankenhaus 

. Die Arche.

All students and members of ISH staff and wider community are welcome in becoming a part of this important and worthwhile initiative. 

ISH students at the NFL Stiftung presentation







Kids4Kids representatives James and Timothy
welcoming Ms. Tiziana Serio from NCL Stiftung
(Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis - Batten Disease)

For further details and information contact

Peter Anderson
Kids4Kids Coordinator