The COBIS Race4Good was an opportunity for students in Years 10-13 to transform the lives of a remote community in Haiti.
Between 28 February and 18 March 2022, schools from around the world took part in a series of groundbreaking races aimed at uplifting a remote community in Haiti.
Congratulations to the winners of this year's COBIS Race4Good!
First Place: Dubai English Speaking College
Second Place: The British School in Tokyo, Team 1
Third Place: Prince of Wales Island International School
The Challenges and Solutions
Throughout the race, students were given the opportunity to find solutions to four challenges faced by the community of La Colline in Haiti. Read on for more information about these challenges and watch the videos to see the winning solutions being implemented.
1. Sports Challenge
With a budget of GBP £100, students were asked to improve sport for the school.
2. Family Challenge
Students were asked to develop a solution to uplift the community of La Colline and sustain the families for years to come with businesses that provide income, leading to a better quality of life.
The teams that went through to the final were Brighton College Dubai, Doha College, Dubai English Speaking College, International Community School, Prince of Wales Island International School, The British School in Tokyo Team 1, and The British School in Tokyo Team 2.
3. Health Care Challenge
With a budget of GBP £100, students were asked to uplift the community health clinic.
4. Education Challenge:
Students were asked to develop a plan to improve the education of children attending the local school.
More information about the Race4Good
Supported by international business mentors, student teams will compete against other schools for the chance to leave an incredible legacy in the form of economic uplift in a remote community in Nepal.
Through a fast-paced, online race format, teams will be given a specific number of days or weeks to research critical real-life issues and develop business plans to uplift families and the community. As teams progress, they will start to tackle more complex issues, including healthcare, infrastructure, design, education, and water harvesting.
This is not a paper exercise – winning solutions will be implemented within days, restoring independence, self-esteem, and dignity to the community they are working with. Students will achieve all this by sharing their innovation, intelligence, empathy, compassion, time, and talent.
Benefits of the Race4Good
The benefits of the Race4Good are far reaching. Find out more below.
Benefits to Students
The most powerful and profound leadership training experience imaginable. Supports many areas of the curriculum.
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Benefits to Schools
Turning the classroom into a frontline experience with global reach and impact.
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