The International School is currently undertaking expansion and improvement projects through 2017, which the Foundation is pleased to support. If you would like your donation to the Foundation to be targeted to a specific project, simply let us know. Here's an overview of the current school projects. (Text below is courtesy Ecolint.)
Chemistry laboratories @ la salève
New chemistry laboratory spaces project. The project aims to renovate 3 chemistry laboratories and 1 preparation room over a 2-year period. This will complete the renovation program started a few years ago in the Salève Science Building and will serve as a great addition to the recently completed STEM project. Optimize space layout to favor teachers and students' circulation as well as communication. Get modern and functional lab furniture (storage, stools, fume hoods, sinks, tables). Upgrade utilities infrastructure (electricity, IT cabling, gas, water). Develop new work surface support (IdeaPaint wall, etc.).
Budget: CHF 500,000.
language classrooms @ La Grande Boissière Campus
Optimize the space usage by transforming existing small classrooms into larger ones. A more comfortable education work environment. Move staffrooms to 3rd floor to free space for new classrooms. Potentially adds 2 new classrooms. Renovation of the existing library to face the challenges of an education of the 21st century. Update the media technologies and learning facilities.
Budget CHF 350,000.
pedagogical pathway @ LA grande boissière
Education and ecology. The only school in Geneva to have a real forest on its land at the heart of the city. A unique and given opportunity to teach children about the role of nature and wildlife, the impact of human activity on nature and why it is important to preserve it for the future. Guideline for children and teachers for observing typical forest trees, insects or animals. New pedestrian pathway made of wood chips made from recycled trees from the campus. Wooden information signs displayed in the forest. Wooden seats, benches and tables. Special explorer kits for children (helmets, bags, magnifying glasses, etc.)
Budget CHF 35,000.
UPDATE: GENEROUSLY FUNDED BY A FAMILY WITHIN THE ECOLINT COMMUNITY.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) CENTER @ LA GRANDE BOISSIÈRE
The STEM Centre at La Grande Boissière was inaugurated in September 2016 and the new program based around the facility is gaining momentum. Any further donations received would help us purchase additional new equipment and materials for students to work with and to organize exciting events, such as visits by external contributors. Many thanks for your generous support!