ISKL Developing Leaders for Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

At The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL), we believe that our students are our future. As young people exposed to a range of cultures and international experiences, they are uniquely placed to be global leaders in sustainable development and social justice, now and in the future. ISKL prioritizes developing in our students, from their earliest years, an understanding of not only the challenges facing our world, but the part they can play to truly make a difference.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice – DEIJ – is central to our philosophy. Our faculty encourage and support students, through both the curriculum and elective activities, to become aware of the constraints on DEIJ in communities around the world, including here in Malaysia, and to step up to become advocates for others. Among the many initiatives is the annual Social Change Makers Conference in Grade 5, where students meet champions of change in communities and on important issues facing Malaysia. Our Prep Senior students learn about the plight of sun bears captured and farmed for their bile, and fundraise to support the organizations pushing for change. Meanwhile, in Middle School, abiding by Covid-19 restrictions, this year students conceived, planned and ran Earth Week activities exploring, in fun ways, the impacts on communities of sustainable practices, and how they can play their part to create a better future for all.

As our students mature, they also have the opportunity to gain a deeper, practical understanding of the institutions that support civil society, and the skills they need to participate. The Model United Nations, held virtually this year, along with the Young Investors Society are just two examples of how students are able to immerse themselves in real-life scenarios and better appreciate the workings of important institutions. This, supported by a rigorous and always evolving curriculum, is how ISKL is developing in our students the attributes of successful, responsible global citizens.