HAIS is a community-minded school. We strive to take action at every opportunity, in supporting the Hoi An community and society as a whole.
Spring Fair, 2023
This year we held a Spring Fair that supported a local charity, to demonstrate to our students that a combination of creative thinking, hard work, and empathy can help to tackle social challenges and bring people together.
The Spring Fair raffle had an extensive prize pool and raised a total of 84,260,000 VND for the Hearing & Beyond Foundation. Hearing and Beyond was founded by Mái McCann, who established the not-for-profit school to provide a quality education for children with hearing impairment in Hoi An. Mái is a qualified nurse who returns to Australia each year to undertake three month placements, allowing her to earn the money needed to run the school.
The Spring Fair had a significant amount of publicity and interest, and over 1000 participants attending on the day. Parents and the HAIS community were instrumental in getting this event off the ground, and their efforts set an example to students about being kind, compassionate and showing humility to those in need.
Be Strong Hoi An!
When Covid-19 resurged in Central Vietnam, those of us who live here in Hoi An all knew that our home town was in need of help. The Song Foundation, through the campaign “Be Strong Hoi An”, called for donations and medical supplies to send to the hospitals in Quang Nam and other locations where supplies where needed. Being advocates for the social cause, Ms Tran Hanh An – Founder and CEO of HAIS, together with other parents raised funds and coordinated many sponsoring activities from people all across Vietnam to provide urgent support for hospitals and other places in need.
Since the start of raising funds for Be Strong Hoi An, until August 13, 2020, the campaign raised almost 500,000,000 VND.
Hoi An Holiday Bazaar
The Hoi An Holiday Bazaar was an annual community event organized by HAIS and our parent community. The event was always an excellent opportunity for everyone to enjoy the spirit of the holiday season with musical performances and various activities, while also embracing our community and supporting local businesses. After 3 years organizing the Hoi An Holiday Bazaar, HAIS will bring a brand-new event, “The Spring Fair”, to the Hoi An community, with even more exciting and meaningful activities.
Our students of all ages learn about ‘The Earth and The Environment’, especially the impact of plastic pollution on our beaches and oceans. They usually participate in some beach cleanups on nearby beaches to experience the actual plastic pollution in our local area. We also teach them about Waste Management so they know what type of trash can be recycled, what can be composted, etc. With that, our students will grow to be responsible citizens for global sustainability.
Tet Shoebox Project
Here at HAIS, we value community and seek opportunities to teach our students how to give back to our community.
HAIS has partnered with CHIA (Children’s Hope in Action) in the past to support their Tet Shoe Box Project. Each homeroom agreed on a number of shoeboxes to prepare and filled them with wonderful, thoughtful treasures for underprivileged children. These boxes were then distributed across the Quang Nam province to children and families supported by CHIA.
The Harvesters Table Charity
In the past, our youngest students learned about Harvest Festivals and understood that it is a time for being thankful for our fortunes and giving to those who are less fortunate. They were so excited to bring things from home, donate food and even buy some hygiene products to place on the Kindy Harvest Table. This bounty of items was then donated to a local charity.