What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is defined as any action that speaks in favour of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads on behalf of others. (Justice for Alliance NGO)


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"

Margaret Mead (20th century American cultural anthropologist)


"Courage my friends; 'tis not too late to build a better world"

Tommy Douglas (20th century Canadian politician)


"先之勞之。- Work yourself before you work others"

Confucius (5th century BC Chinese philosopher)


"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others"

Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatama) Gandhi (20th century Indian independence activist)


“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in”

Greek proverb


"On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur - we see well only with our heart"

Antoine de Saint-Exubéry (French author of "Le Petit Prince")


"助人為快樂之本 - Helping others is the origin of happiness"

Chinese proverb



The Coordinator of Local & Global Engagement aims to develop, implement and support learning opportunities related to local and global issues, service learning, international mindedness, environmental and experiential education within the CDNIS community.

With the publication of the CDNIS vision statement, “to inspire excellence, cultivate character, and empower engagement locally and globally”, the value of this role becomes increasingly important.

Connect with the Coordinator of Local and Global Engagement, Matthew Schulte (matthewschulte@cdnis.edu.hk).

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Experiencing life as a refugee with Crossroads – IB Retreat

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  During the two day IB Retreat for grade 11, students took time away from learning about the IB program, CAS and Extended Essays to have a truly eye-opening experience…

Grade 2E inquiry + pickles + GreenWeek 2019 = fundraiser for refugees!

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Check out Mr. Ryan Scott and his Gr. 2E students taking action & helping an Upper School club fundraise! “During our 3rd Unit of Inquiry, Grade 2 found out that…

Gr. 10 students share their Personal Projects with Gr. 4 students!

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On 14th March,  Grade 10 students Tina, Alia, Matteo, Jaden and Matthew shared their Personal Projects with the Grade 4 students, and discussed they ways in which they took action…

Charlie’s football project in Philippines continues into 2019!

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Charlie Stewart, Class of 2018, shares the way he’s continued to serve a community he cares about, one that started from his time as a Gr. 9 student creating his…

“Hoops for Habitat” charity basketball event!

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Hoops for Habitat is a fundraising campaign organized by Habitat for Humanity. Hoops For Habitat is a tournament aimed to generate interest for the cause of Habitat among the Upper…

Bronze AYP Adventurers & their successes!

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Lower School teacher and AYP supervisor, Rebecca Tupling, shared the recent success of the Bronze AYP students: “I am just writing to inform you all that this past weekend we…

Amnesty Club working with “Smile with Us” and underprivileged elderly

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Hey guys! It’s Amnesty and we’ve just done an event on October 27th in collaboration with Smile with Us (a HK based NGO & charity promoting positivism) to volunteer at…

CDNIS Amnesty x Crossroads

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Amnesty CDNIS is back with another event! In collaboration with Crossroads, Amnesty hosted an event where we travelled to Crossroads HK on the 26th to help with repackaging and organising…