- Juru/kadyamadare School
Juru project is more of a cross-cultural exchange program, experiencing what Zimbabwe and Zimbabweans are like and get to experience how ordinary Zimbabweans survive on a day-to-day basis. HIS students get the opportunity to make new friends and form strong bonds .By this experience HIS students build self-confidence and self-esteem, adapt to new surroundings and there is always a sense of accomplishment when one completes this exercise.
Our students gain a deeper understanding of themselves and those around them get a deeper knowledge of Zimbabwean culture. Through this HIS students develop leadership skills, self-confidence and get a better understanding of Zimbabwean culture by living as Zimbabweans do, an opportunity that foreigners miss.
Grade 11s get to visit Juru a number of times after EZ, firstly to do land preparation, followed by another trip for weeding and fertilizing and lastly harvesting. Teachers in charge are Misheck Muchatuta and Joy Biswas
- Harare Children’s Home
The Harare International School’s Harare Children’s Home service club provides HIS students with an opportunity to serve those less fortunate than themselves. The relationship between the HIS and the Harare Children’s Home is a long standing one and the club’s aim is to foster meaningful relationships between our students and the orphans, for the benefit of both parties. As part of the Core Programme, students from Grades 8 to 10, pay bi-monthly visits to the home and fundraise in order to fund mini projects that bring a bit of joy to the children at the home. Past projects include buying school supplies, running crafting sessions, holding parties and movie afternoons at the home. The teachers in charge of the project are Gillian Rosselli and Laura Hogg.
The Interact Club strives to reach and help with the needs of the orphanage Simbaredenga, which is located in Waterfalls. Weekly doughnut sales, annual Valentines/Christmas gift deliveries, movie nights and many other events and activities, planned and fulfilled by our members, have allowed us to assist this orphanage since 2012. More recently, we have found that doing so does not enable us to support the Simbaredenga orphans as much as we would like to, and so we are increasing our efforts.
One bright spot is that thanks to the kind permission from our Administration we have been able to continue our support to the Simbaredenga orphans, as the Interact Club will sort, clean, package and then take and donate all the HIS lost and found clothes, water bottles and supplies to better the Simbaredenga orphans’ lives.
- Mabvuku Aids Home
The Mabvuku Grade 12 group project is centered on a group of parentless children living in, and attending schools, in Mabvuku and Tafara high density areas. The majority have been orphaned as a result of Aids. Their grannies and grandpas (if still living) have custody of them but no jobs and are therefore unable to support them. The Avondale Anglican Church outreach, with links in the diaspora, provides school fees for them, whilst the seniors of HIS take care of their school uniform and clothing needs and assist by tutoring them math.
The group has run a number of fund raisers in the past including a musical concert at school, an evening of music at a local restaurant, 2 soccer tournaments for the local community, braais, t-shirt and shoe drives and many other smaller projects.
- Animal Conservation Club
The Animal Conservation Club is an ES/MS Service club that promotes animal protection and raises awareness about animals and their habitats. Members of this club would like to help animals and their environment by participating in a variety of activities such as fundraisers, bake sales and animal-related products sales.
Students are expected to make an impact and/or educate the HIS community about protecting animals, give good ideas and actively participate in individual and group projects.
Through the participation in this service club, students believe they can become inquirers and more knowledgeable by caring for others.
This club is open to students in grades 4/5 & MS.
- Activism Club – Core Activity
This activity is open to grades 6 – 10 as a core activity that develops both creative and service skills. The club is aimed at supporting young people as activists and agents for change. As young people, the ability to challenge systems of thought becomes more and more crucial. This activity seeks to provide students with a framework for activism and a process by which they might be able to create the changes they wish to see in the world. By learning about a range of different kinds of non-violent activism, exploring local and global issues, and examining our own personal motivations for seeking change, the students will become young activists who will undoubtedly be the change we ALL seek in the world.
- FAF (Friend Animal Foundation)
Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. The HIS chapter has worked hard to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and the community. Our chapter strives to give practical meaning to the Society’s standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four ideals are considered as the basis for selection. No student is inducted simply because of a high academic average. The National Honor Society strives to recognize the all rounded student—one who excels in all of these areas.
Throughout the year, members of our chapter serve as role models for other students. In addition to the strong academic records which established our eligibility for membership, our chapter members are leaders in many student organizations and we serve our school and community through many activities including working with the Chiedza Trust, a commendable and important project working with HIV positive Children. We also volunteer to help with any school-wide events that happen throughout the year.