Projects

At our school there are different initiatives led by students and class projects which have established over the last school year or last year respectively. We want to give back to the local community and to international projects.

Amongst other projects the school’s community thus campaigns for social projects in Dresden and Tanzania.

Talaki

Come Together

Talaki is a DIS community project initiated by DIS teachers, students and parents to support the integration of refugees. The Arabic word Talaki means 'Come Together'. The aim is to create a friendly and welcoming environment for local refugee families to get to know the international community at DIS through joint activities, e.g. play music together, games, sports and many more. The DIS Talaki team organized events at school and outside of DIS such as the Benefit Concert “Talaki Rocks” at the Dresden Musikhochschule or the charity run “Talaki Runs!” in the Waldpark.

Every Christmas we are collecting toys and clothes for the Dresden Refugee Center.

The TALAKI project was nominated for the "Sächsischer Bürgerpreis" (Saxon Citizen Award) in the category "Engagement in der Schule für Demokratie und Toleranz" (School's commitment to democracy and tolerance) in 2017.

Bakhita Girls

Since more than 10 years we are supporting the initiative Bakhita Girls in Ifakara (Tanzania) that was founded by our alumni Patricia Schneidewind.

The main aim of the charity is to support girls through secondary school to obtain qualifications in Tanzania. The initiative has already 34 girls being supported and 2 are now at university training to be a teacher and social worker. We are very grateful that three DIS families finance one girl's university education including school fee, living costs and insurance. Faiza is studying rural development and will become a member of the Bakhita Girls leadership team when she graduates. 

The initiative is now to build a community centre. This centre will allow the people of Ifakara to be taught English and other key subjects for their well being and future. English is important as the exams are in English and provision is not an emphasis in Primary schools. We at DIS want to support this initiative as it an excellent charity and it reflects our philosophy on international mindedness a key principle of DIS.

More information about Bakhita Girls

Two Wings School

The Two Wings School provides primary education in English to financially deprived families in Iringa, Tanzania. Our fundraising project has been initiated by our Spanish teacher Mrs Alexia Uhia, who worked and lived in Iringa and knows the school director personally. In the past we raised funds for the school building and were collecting educational materials. In March 2020 we welcomed Eva Ndongolo who works as a primary teacher at Two Wings. Her visit for professional development was financed by donations. Currently, we are raising money to finance the purchase of a new piece of land. Two Wings needs the land to receive national certification. We are also collecting money to buy a cooker for them. If you want to help, please send an email to talaki[at]dresden-is.de.