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Inspire Future Scientists: GISNY Science Wing Project

White Plains, USA

Your donation supports the German International School New York, to modernize and re-imagine the science classrooms and to create a room for student projects (MakerSpace).

Edward Schlieben from Weltverband Deutscher Auslandsschulen e.V. (WDA)
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The German International School New York is one of 140 German Schools abroad worldwide. Our school community is a happy mix of expats, German intercompany transferees, and local families. 

In 2017, the school launched the long-term project "Campus of the Future" to ensure our institutional competitive standing in the coming years for our 400+ students. In the first phase, we added a new library, six new classrooms, a faculty room and extended our cafeteria. 

 In September 2019 we began with the planning phase of the next exciting project which is intended to re-invent the education of our students in the important areas of the sciences. 

The Science Wing Project comprises the renovation and re-imagining of the classrooms of the natural sciences (biology, chemistry & physics), as well as the creation of a room for student projects (MakerSpace). The goals are the necessary modernisation of our electrical systems, the furnishing of the rooms with flexible, multi-functional furniture and state-of-the-art equipment to support the newest teaching methods. The new MakerSpace will offer our students a stage to realize their own projects and so develop a passion for these important subjects of the future. 

Furthermore, this project is at the heart of GISNY's intension to apply for a certification as a STEM school (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to maintain an advantage in the competitive private schools world in the Greater New York area.
Currently, we are in the active phase of the project, which is scheduled to finish on October 18, 2021. GISNY must finance $650,000 of the budgeted costs of $1.5 Million for the renovation of the rooms and the purchase of the furniture and equipment. We have already achieved three quarters of this goal through generous donations by the Board of Trustees, the school administration, parents, alumni and friends, as well as private and corporate major donors. 

Your donation will play an important role in inspiring our students to become future scientists to solve the problems of our times. 

With deep gratitude for your support

Lars Hierath
Head of School, German International School New York   

Ed Schlieben
Senior Counselor for Philanthropy and Donor Engagement