Community Project

aLphabet is offering the MYP programme for MYP years 1-5, in alignment with the IB mission and philosophy. aLphabet also offers students the opportunity to engage in both the Community Project and Personal Project which are known together as the MYP projects.

MYP projects are student-centred and age-appropriate, and they enable students to engage in practical explorations through a cycle of inquiry, action and reflection. This provides them with an essential opportunity to demonstrate ATLs skills developed through the MYP, and foster the development of independent, lifelong learners.

The Community Project focuses on service as action within the community. It gives students an opportunity to develop awareness of needs in various communities and address those needs through service learning.

This project may be completed in individually or by groups of a maximum of three students.

The aims of the MYP projects are to encourage and enable students to:

  • Participate in a sustained, self-directed inquiry within a global context
  • Generate creative new insights and develop deeper understandings through in-depth
  • Demonstrate the skills, attitudes and knowledge required to complete a project over an
    extended period
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of situations
  • Demonstrate responsible action through, or as a result of learning
  • Appreciate the process of learning and take pride in their accomplishments

The Community Project encompasses four distinct phases, which are the ‘Objectives’ of the project –
Investigating, Planning, Taking Action & Reflecting. In the community project, action involves a
participation in service learning (service as action). As students evolve through the service learning
process, they may engage in one or more types of action:

  1. Direct service
  2. Indirect service
  3. Advocacy
  4. Research

At the end of the academic year, students will deliver an oral presentation to an audience. This
maybe an audience of teachers, peers, family and friends, or the larger community.