ACS International Schools

Since 2000, ACS International Schools have been working in partnership with Orbis to promote global citizenship amongst its students.

ACS students with Vietnamese schoolchildren showing the peace sign

ACS students on a recent trip to Vietnam

Every year students have the opportunity to apply for an overseas journalism internship with Orbis. Selected students visit an Orbis partner hospital where they meet local eye care professionals and their patients who are benefiting from Orbis programmes.

In 2017, ACS students visited projects in Hue, Vietnam and found out about how Orbis UK is tackling childhood blindness in the region.

The students tell inspiring stories from the field through blogs, videos and photography. This gives them a rare insight into the work of an international NGO, as well as an opportunity to learn about important issues surrounding access to healthcare in communities in developing countries. Moreover, they witness first-hand Orbis's sight saving work and the importance of avoidable blindness prevention in alleviating poverty.