Annual Jogathon – this Saturday 9 September

From the Jogathon Team:

Gaby, Nicole, Connor, Panashe, Luca 

Jogathon The Jogathon is a charity event tradition at LIS. For the first time, a small group of Secondary students have organized the event entirely. Our goal is to make a difference for the Orphanage Casa das Crianças. All proceeds directly fund the facilities at the orphanage and improve the welfare of the children there. 

The Jogathon has been a very successful community event in the past. We hope to see lots of families supporting this cause. Join us this Saturday September 9, from 9:00 – 11:00 AM by the basketball court. The Jogathon Team will welcome you and direct you.

Find below the sponsorship form. 


Da equipa do Jogathon:
Gaby, Nicole, Connor, Panashe, Luca

Jogathon O Jogathon é um evento organizado pela LISA para angariar fundos. Pela primeira vez este evento foi organizado por um pequeno grupo de alunos da segundaria. A meta é ajudar o orfanato Casa das Crianças. Todo o dinheiro angariado será doado diretamente ao orfanato para melhorar a vida das crianças.

No passado o Jogathon foi muito bem sucedido. Esperamos que muitas famílias venham apoiar este evento. Por favor, venham este sábado dia 09 de setembro das 9:00 até 11:00 no compo de basket. A equipa do Jogathon estará lá para vos receber.

Por favor, encontre acima o formulário para o angariamento de fundos. 

Trek For Meds are off to Tanzania today

Today the 3 Year 12 students left for their adventure climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. To date, they have raised Kwanza 1.300,000 in order to buy malaria preventative medicine and tests at a public hospital in Luanda. Everyone here within the LIS community is very proud of their efforts and wish them well with the climb. An amazing example of student action.

One of our year 5 classes wished them well!

Trek for Meds

We are three 17-year-old called Molly, Denise and Nabeeha and currently studying that the Luanda International School. Recently, we have been planning an expedition trip to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the tallest mountain in Africa in order to raise money to buy malaria preventative medicine and tests to give to a public hospital in Luanda. 

Malaria is a reoccurring cause of child mortality in Angola. According to the World Health Organization, it reported almost 3,000 deaths due to malaria in just the first quarter of 2016. In recent years, the number of deaths has been increasing, from 5,550 in 2014 to 8,000 in 2015. For a poor family, there are faced with high costs for treatment when a loved one contracts it. Luckily, malaria has a relatively cheap method for sustainable prevention.  We are also working with a company called PSI (Population Services International) which are based in Angola. This company will help us distribute the medicine and tests to the public hospital in Luanda.  

 Our goal is to raise around 500,000 kwanza in order purchase malaria medicine and tests. If you would like to help support this cause and donate, below is a link available to anyone who wishes to donate.

Donate Page:

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Annual Jogathon a huge success

Thank you so much to everyone for your support and participation in the Jogathon! It was wonderful to see so many parents and siblings joining in and supporting a wonderful cause.

We had an amazing team of students in the secondary school helping to organize logistics and enlist volunteers to make this event happen. In the elementary school, we had many classes involved in spreading awareness by making posters and passing out sponsor forms, as well as making bagged lunches for the children from the orphanage.

In past years, funds raised for Casas de Crianças has gone to buy additional land and to purchase washing machines. We know they are extremely grateful for your generous donations. We are still receiving donations in the section offices. Our current total is 1,332,630 Kz

Enjoy this video with some photos from the day!

Obrigado a todos pelo vosso apoio e participação na Jogatona deste ano! Foi fantástico ver tantos pais e irmãos juntarem-se a nós para apoiar uma boa causa.

Tivemos uma excelente equipa de alunos do Secundário a ajudar-nos a organizar a logística e a mobilizar voluntários para fazer deste evento um sucesso. Na secção Primária, tivemos muitas turmas empenhadas em divulgar o evento, fazendo cartazes e distribuindo os formulários de patrocínio, para além de preparar os saquinhos de almoço para dar às crianças do orfanato.

Em anos anteriores, os fundos arrecadados para a Casa das Crianças foram utilizados para comprar mais terreno e arranjar máquinas de lavar. Temos a certeza de que eles estão muito gratos pelos vossos generosos contributos. Ainda estamos a receber donativos nas nossas secretarias. Até agora, temos um total de 1,332,630 Kz

Aproveitem agora para ver o vídeo com imagens deste dia!

Kayak the Kwanza Gala Evening

You are cordially invited to the LIS Kayak the Kwanza Gala Evening, where the premiere of the highly anticipated and exclusive Kayak the Kwanza documentary will take place. This is about the world-record journey that has incredibly been done by a former teacher, Mr. Scafidi, and his friend, Alfy, from the source to the mouth of the Kwanza river. All of this was done to raise money for the HALO Trust, an organization dedicated to clearing landmines in Angola. It is full of adventure, determination, perseverance and bravery! At one point they even get stopped by the police! What happened next?


This amazing evening will be held on Thursday, the 29th of September at 7:30pm (19:30h) in the auditorium in Building 6. Tickets will be sold for 2000 KWZ each at the PTA office and at the door on the evening of the event. Complimentary cheese and wine will be served as well. We need your help to make it successful!

We hope you see you all.​

The KtK student team

LIS Annual Jogathon 2016

This week your children will be arriving home with forms announcing the LIS Annual Jogathon. We will be running to raise money for the Casa das Crianças Orphanage. Please help us support this wonderful cause!

You can help in the following ways:

  1. Help your child fill out the Jogathon Pledge form and collect donations that can be paid directly to an online fund for Casa das Crianças. Cash donations are also accepted and should be delivered directly to Teresa in the PYP office. Regardless of donation method, please bring your pledge forms to the PYP office for your students efforts to be counted.
  2. Help your child clean out their closet and bring any gently used shoes and socks to school to donate to the students of Casa das Crianças. Collection boxes will be located in front of the PYP Office in Building 2 (the red building) and in Secondary homerooms.
  3. Come to LIS on Saturday September 10th to run with or cheer on your runners!
    Funds go to support a variety of projects at Casa das Crianças as well as support the daily support of the nearly 80 children that Casa das Crianças currently helps feed, house and/or educate.

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Staff Appreciation Brunch 2015

PicMonkey Collage

By Maya Abdel Hamid

One Thursday 10 December, something very meaningful happened in the cafeteria. Kimbo hosted the second annual Staff Appreciation Brunch. Dedicated to all our non-teaching staff, we wanted to show them just how much we appreciated their hard work. Without their important and tireless contributions, school life would not have been this comfortable for all of us.

KIMBO started organizing this event four weeks ago; posters were printed and posted around the school, invitations were delivered to all non-teaching staff, and emails were sent to encourage participation from both primary and secondary sections of the school.

This morning, all the food came in before homeroom. We hung up decorations and set up the tables. When the staff came in, they appeared confused but pleasantly surprised that everything was prepared for them. It was a success. Everyone had a smile on his or her face. They loved the food, the videos, and they certainly loved the music, which they danced to.

Being part of this event was an amazing experience. We can’t say we did it all by ourselves. We would like to thank all parents who supported the event but helping their children with food preparation, PTA for their generous donations of drinks, all the students who participated in one way or another, and all the teachers who guided us in the preparation of the event.

KIMBO would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays!

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Movember Fun at L.I.S.

MovemberThroughout the month of November many teachers have been growing moustaches to join in the worldwide Movember celebrations. Movember was started in 2004 to raise awareness of male related illnesses. However, it is now used to raise awareness and help for a whole series of projects – locally, nationally and internationally.

This year the staff have been raising money to support the building of a school in Kalungo, Angola. This is a wonderful cause being led by Year 2 class teacher Ms. Mary and her husband. So far, Movember has collected more than 25,000AKZ for this very important project. If you would like to learn more about the Kalungo project, please go to

See some of our Movember crew below!


Student Led Action: Join us for School in a Bag Arts Evening – 13 November

Arts Final Evening Poster

Dear LIS Parents,

School in a Bag is an organization that aims to provide school materials to children in need, and our student-led branch in Angola has decided to offer school supplies and other necessities to the kids of Casa Das Crianças and the Kambamba School. 

On Friday November 13, we are hosting an Arts and Crafts Evening along with a Silent Art Auction from 4:00-7:30 pm. It will also feature a bake sale. We would like to invite you to this whole school event in the hopes that you can have a family fun outing and help the children of Casa Das Crianças and the Kambamba School. 

You can look forward to arts and craft stations like face painting, origami, glass jar decorating, etc., lots and lots of foods at different prices, and the culminating event of the evening: the Silent Art Auction. It will feature a wide variety of art pieces by LIS students and local artists.

Tickets are 200 kwanzas if bought or reserved before the evening, and 300 kwanzas if bought at the door. Tickets can be reserved through the form (link).

If you have any questions or concerns please email 

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you there!

Best regards, School in a Bag

Catherine, Ein, Ivar, Jeronimo, Nay (Year 13 students)

Global Issues Network – Play for Nepal

The money raised at the end of last year by the play for Nepal day has helped to rebuild Shree Jala Kanya Parimaki Primary School in Nepal. The school was destroyed by the earthquake on April 25th and needs to be completely rebuilt. We now have follow up information to share with you.

The school is situated at Palchok village in the Trishuli Valley in Nepal. It is approximately 1.5 hours drive from the nation’s capital, Kathmandu to the to the village of Baireni. From there it is a 2-3 hour trek up to the school.

There are 341 students at the school and ten teachers. Five teachers are paid by the Government of Nepal and five are paid by community donation.

What we are trying to achieve?

The Sharmila Foundation is organizing all the building and ongoing support to Shree Jala Kanya Parimaki Primary School. They would like to build eight classrooms, a library and an office for ten teachers.


What does the school need?

New School building with 8 classrooms with adequate sunlight
Windows, doors
New roof
Running water
Separate office for staff

The Sharmila Foundation had raised $4800 until they received the contribution from LIS, which took them over the $5000 mark.

If anyone would like to make further donations, please contact the GIN leaders Nabeeha, Nathalia and Cayla