The Anglo European School is committed to supporting our local, national and international community.
We strive to develop active citizens who understand and support the needs of others.
The Giving Policy compliments the ethos of our school in developing rounded young citizens of the future. Giving back and supporting others is embedded in our Active Citizenship programme.
AES is aware of the good work undertaken by charitable organisations locally, nationally and internationally. Our charitable focus is to help to raise monies for those charities which do not gain as much publicity, as some others.
The school’s core charities which are supported annually are, the Aloysian Boys Home, the Charles Cox Trust, Amnesty International and Marie Curie. The student body nominates two additional charities to support each year, as part of a rolling programme.
The Aloysian Boys’ Home Aloysian Boys Home
The Aloysian Boys’ Home was started in 1981 as an outreach program of St Aloyius College,and as a memorial to its Centenary. Two categories of children are admitted into the home: The first, are those children whom the police have picked up as runaways, or children of criminals who have been jailed, or those who have no home of their own. Secondly, those children who have no homes of their own, abandoned by parents, or orphaned by their death.
The immediate aim of the Home is to give these boys shelter, food, care and education. The ultimate aim is to given them human diginity by personal care and love, and make them social assets from social liabilities. What is distinctive about Aloysian Boys’ Home is its homely, happy atmosphere.
With the money donated in 2011 to the boys home by The Anglo European School they have bought the following instruments for the band:
A Circle bass, a Euphonium, 2 Trumpets, 2 Side drums, an Alto horn and 2 Flutes for the smaller children.
A part of the amount sent was used to prepare uniforms for the “bandsmen”.
Amnesty International was founded on the belief in the power of ordinary people to make extraordinary change.
In 1961, British lawyer Peter Benenson wrote a newspaper appeal, ‘The Forgotten Prisoners’, calling for an international campaign to protest against the imprisonment of men and women for their political or religious beliefs.
The appeal received a tremendous response. Within a month, more than a thousand readers had sent letters of support and offers of practical help. They also sent details of the cases of many more prisoners of conscience.
Within six months, what started as a brief publicity effort, was being developed into a permanent, international movement.
The principles of impartiality and independence were established from the beginning. The emphasis was on the international protection of human rights: our members would campaign for individuals anywhere in the world.
As we grew, our focus expanded to take in not just prisoners of conscience, but other victims of human rights abuses – such as torture, ‘disappearances’ and the death penalty – throughout the world.
Amnesty International consists of ordinary people from around the world standing up for humanity and human rights. \their purpose is to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.
An Amnesty International Achievement
After three years of campaigning around the world, the Control Arms campaign achieved a massive victory when 139 governments voted in favour of a UN resolution to start work towards an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). A Group of Governmental Experts will now be set up to examine the basis of the Treaty.
Employing more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other ahealthcare professionals, Marie Curie aim to provide care to around 25,000 terminally ill patients in the community and in their hospices a year, along with support for their families.
They main care for people with cancer but also for people with other life limiting illnesses. Their services are free of charge to patients and their families.
The charity is best known for its network of Marie Curie Nurses working in the community to provide end-of-life care for patients in their own homes.
Charity Committee Structure
The Committee is represented by one student from each year group, one representative from Global Awareness, one from World Watch and a member of the Student Council (whose role is to report back to the Student Council). The Committee is chaired by the Deputy Head Boy and Girl who feedback to the Assistance Head teacher – Community. The committee meet once a cycle with the aim to co-ordinate the programme of charitable events within the school.