IH Madrid has a long tradition of working with charitable causes to give something back to the local community, such as projects with a local hospital to provide facilities and gifts for young patients.
One specific example is the scheme offering free places in extracurricular classes in schools. Annually this is worth around around 14,000€. Connected with this are free Cambridge exams to some students in need, worth around 1,500€.
This scheme has been running since 2010.
The students who benefit from these free places are chosen by the local partner school. They choose a deserving student whose family does not have the means to pay for the classes, and who they think will make the most of the opportunity.
Alex Bishop, Director de Colegios y Operations , says “We are very proud to be able to offer this opportunity and it is very gratifying to see these students making progress with their English.”
International House are proud of individual schools supporting good causes in their communities and which are of local importance to them. The International House World Foundation was set up in 2018 to support the charitable activities of IH schools around the world, both by showcasing projects in schools with the intention of inspiring others, and giving financial support for projects which schools are running.