Week Without Walls (WWW)

The Week Without Walls is a programme through which students from Grades 6 – 12 engage in either internationally or locally based community service opportunities. This takes learning beyond the classroom and helps students embrace their potential to make a difference. Our week-long experiences give our students a real taste of culture, immersing them in life with a local community, involving them in meaningful project work and inspiring them with a new world of cultural experiences. We work closely with Camps International to ensure we offer the right blend of cultural highlights and community project work for our students. Time is invested to ensure everything is pre-planned from flights, accommodation, and transport, to the bespoke details of the community projects. GEMS World Academy - Dubai students have travelled to remote places to build schools, while others stay in Dubai planting trees or volunteering at a school for students with special needs. The Week Without Walls (WWW) facilitates and encourages our student body to be even more internationally minded and supports our students in their pursuit to become even better global citizens. A global citizen is someone who is aware of the wider world, cares about people and the environment, and takes action to make the world a better place. In order to prepare for adult life, young people must be encouraged to discover and embrace the similarities and differences between cultures and nationalities in ways that promote meaningful and lasting understanding, acceptance and respect. Students will engage in sustainable service and/or gain awareness of issues that transcend national borders. They will develop an understanding of issues such as; poverty, indigenous peoples, environmental degradation and preservation while simultaneously helping people or building up cultural awareness and sensitivity. 

We recognise that this is a worrying time for everyone, and you may be concerned about how we will continue the Week Without Walls programme. We continuously innovate to deliver the most effective provision and learning experiences. Our 2020-21 Week Without Walls programme is scheduled to run in February 2021. The extent of international travel and destinations may change but our passion and commitment to providing a meaningful and immersive experience that will spark curiosity and build confidence has not faltered. 

To learn more about this programme please visit: Week Without Walls Website


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