The Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), in collaboration with the American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ), is scheduled to host the 2021 AISA-GISS Virtual Summit from Friday 7 May to Saturday 8 May 2021.

Over the years, AISA-GISS has been run as a 3-day, onsite, service learning event hosted by an AISA member school where student delegates are motivated to discuss and explore how to solve local community issues and global prevailing challenges. Students are encouraged to present and learn from positive stories of community engagements and student-led service projects. In a typical year, attendees would also spend time working together on hands-on projects within the host school’s local community.

Although we are not yet able to meet in person, we would like to see these noble initiatives go on through a virtual platform in 2021.

This year’s theme will be centered around ‘Inguquko’, a Zulu word that means ‘Change’. The youth of this generation are rising up, taking the initiative and with one voice declaring, ‘Change Starts with Us’.

The two half-days over a Friday and Saturday will be packed with presentations from special guests, the host school and other participating schools. Schools will also have a chance to submit recent student service learning projects which will be uploaded onto the AISA-GISS showcase webpage.

Registration for the 2021 AISA-GISS Virtual Conference will open from Monday 19 April to Friday 30 April 2021. Before then, please fill in this form and submit your school’s interest to attend, showcase a service project and/or lead a summit session. Please note that this event will be held at no cost for participating schools.

If you would like to know more about the 2021 AISA-GISS Virtual Conference, please send your enquiry to

Kind Regards,

The AISA-GISS Planning Team