The 2023 AISA Global Issues Service Summit (AISA-GISS) hosted by the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), in collaboration with UWC East Africa (UWCEA), took place from Thursday 19th January to Saturday, 21st January 2023 in Arusha, Tanzania.

Over the years, AISA-GISS has been run as a 3-day 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. Attendees also spend time working together on hands-on projects within the host school’s local community.

We, the community of UWCEA, hosted the Global Issues Service Summit (GISS), a project aimed at advancing the promise of equality, justice, and dignity throughout Africa. The theme for this year’s conference was The Future is Now.

We welcomed students from across the continent to lead sessions and/or highlight any service projects they have been working on in their local communities!

If you would like to share a service project presentation to be included in the student showcase page, please reach out to our team at