A group of students from the Boston International School (BIS) National Honor Society (NHS) recently completed a project that will make a lasting impact on a small town called ShanHou in Anhui province. The students collected over 700 books from fellow students and staff members at the school to build a mini library in the town, where there had previously been no such facility.
The project was initiated by the BIS NHS, a group of students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The students worked tirelessly to gather books and created posters to promote the project and encourage their peers to donate.
Once the books were collected, the students transported them to the town in Anhui province. The mini library has been set up where kids of the town can now borrow books, read, and expand their knowledge.
The impact of this project cannot be overstated. Prior to the establishment of the mini library, residents of the town had no access to books or other reading materials in the town. The students who spearheaded the project recognized the value of literacy and the importance of promoting a love of reading, and their efforts will undoubtedly have a long-lasting impact on the community. Speaking about the project, a BIS NHS student who participated in the initiative said, “It was amazing to see how many books we were able to collect and to know that we were making a real difference in the lives of people in Anhui province. We are proud of what we have accomplished and hope that the mini library will encourage a love of reading and learning in the community.”
The BIS NHS students who completed this project have set an inspiring example for their peers, demonstrating the power of collective action and the importance of service to others. Their efforts have enriched the lives of people in Anhui province and will continue to do so for years to come. We can all learn from their example and work to make a positive impact in our communities, no matter how small our contributions may seem.