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Why I want to be an entrepreneur

I recollect my father telling me, when I asked him to buy me something, ‘if you want it, try and make it yourself’. Entrepreneurship to me is developing solutions and is problem-oriented; however, running a business is selling to make a profit and is product-oriented.

An ode to football

Football is more than just a game. To us, football is a friend. Everyone up here today can say with certainty, that they have developed because of it.

Agents of change

So where might similar journeys begin for KIS students; how do they become agents of change, adept at understanding and solving global issues such as climate change and inequalities of gender, wealth and education? It begins with our Vision, which in its condensed form is to be a school—to be students, staff, and alumni—that “the world needs.”

Snapshots from the Academic Year 2019-20

We are happy to share with you some of our favorite photographs from the KIS community during the past quarter.

Celebrating KIS scholars in Manila…and New Haven!

Over 1500 students representing 30 different countries from schools all over the world met in Manila to vie for a coveted slot in the World Scholar’s Cup Tournament of Champions, which will be held at Yale University in the U.S. early in November. The Manila Round was the last regional competition prior to the finals, following earlier rounds in Beijing, Durban, Amsterdam, Astana (in Kazakhstan), and Sydney.

Celebrating recent alumni achievements

KIS alumni always make us proud. Spread across the globe, they are creating changes in their communities in their special ways. KIS would like to celebrate and share with you the recent achievements and recognition received by some of our alumni, in their chosen fields.

How the tape recorder made an engineer

David believes that robotics is one of the main productivity drivers for economies today and allows individuals to enjoy a higher standard of living. Although critics might say that robots are replacing much of our skilled workforce, instead, David believes, that we still need Engineers to build those machines for the future.

Environmental education

“Raising the awareness level within the community will help cascade social and environmental messages even further. Sharing this knowledge, especially with children, will keep the future in capable and well-informed hands,” says Dr Rajamanikam. Some of the topics taught include solid waste management infrastructure in rural areas and identifying animals and birds.

How do we know, what we claim to know

As young learners and the leaders of tomorrow, it is important for us to think about how we acquire our knowledge, and the possible hurdles in doing so. The 10-minute presentation for TOK focuses on one knowledge question.

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