Abot Kamay, one of our most active service groups, has been doing a lot of fundraising recently. You may have seen them raising money at events such as the Valentine’s Day bake sale or the High School Swim Championships on February 13. Their recent efforts are in support of two communities, one in Thailand and the other … Continue reading Abot Kamay: Service in Thailand and Laos
We felt it as soon as we stepped off that plane. It was subtle, but with each hour that passed by on the five-hour van ride, the feeling grew stronger. It grew with each bump as we sat in the back of a pickup truck hauling us up the mountain. The feeling became obvious by … Continue reading Abot Kamay returns to Thailand
On November 15th, nineteen eager high school students and three vigilant teacher-chaperons departed for Chiang Mai, Thailand where we would all participate in a week of volunteering in a rural village just a few hours outside of the city. With our duffel bags fully stocked with clothes for tiring days of hard work, and a … Continue reading Abot Kamay volunteering in Thailand
High school teacher Ryosuke Suzuki writes on the biggest cultural and service excursion of the year, Explorations Week—a week when the whole high school heads out to all parts of Japan and beyond.
Every Fall, ASIJ buzzes in a flurry of homecoming week activities focused on school spirit and community building. The week culminates in Spirit Day, a day dedicated to cheering on the Mustangs sports teams, playing games and eating delicious food.