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Parent’s Viewpoint from Challex, France

Joanne’s 13-year old son, Nicolas, has attended a French-speaking school since the family moved to Geneva a decade ago.  He has always been described by his French teachers as bright, but lazy and reluctant to work as hard as he should.  Joanne recognised some time ago that he was having difficulties at school but, as [...]

May 30th, 2014|Parent's Viewpoint|0 Comments

Save the date – ASK Annual Information Day

Put the date in your diary – ASK’s Information Day will take place on 8 November 2014 at the Ecumenical Centre, 150 Route de Ferney.  The aim of the day is to help parents navigate the Swiss educational system, as well as provide them with all the parents navigate the Swiss educational system, as well as [...]

May 23rd, 2014|Announcement, Event|0 Comments

Kids’ & Teens’ Social

New volunteers Janice and Sharnti have done an excellent job, re-launching our Kids’ and Teens’ Socials.  The Saturday excursion to a Pizzeria was a great success and enjoyed by everyone who attended.  Preparations are already underway for the next outing, please get in touch if you would like to come and join in or give [...]

May 18th, 2014|Announcement, ASK Programme|0 Comments

ASK Volunteer News

Lots has been happening at ASK and we would like to thank all our volunteers for their hard work and continued dedication!  In particular, we would like to thank IT whizz Babette for her many hours of researching and setting up the new computers and systems. We’re also pleased to have had plenty of help [...]

May 16th, 2014|Volunteers|0 Comments

ASK Fundraising News

We are delighted to announce that ASK – All Special Kids has been chosen by glocals/BuyClub as its charity of choice for the next 1-2 years, following in the footsteps of the Make A Wish foundation. Rafael’s Campaign is now live on BuyClub - please click here to show your support by making a donation [...]

May 9th, 2014|Announcement|0 Comments

at ASK we’re gearing up for Summer Camp…

With the sun shining and the school year drawing to a close, at ASK we're gearing up for Summer Camp and can’t wait to welcome this year’s children.  Our 8th annual Summer Camp will take place at Collège du Léman in Versoix for four weeks from 21st July.  To grab one of the few remaining [...]

May 2nd, 2014|Message from Joy|0 Comments

Spotlight on… Teresa Nunn

Teresa, co-ordinator for the Special Needs Extended Support Programme at Ecolint’s La Grande Boissière (LGB) campus, is leaving Geneva to return to London this summer. With over 40 years’ experience in Special Education Needs (SEN), ASK sat down with her to find out more about her life and career. How did you become involved with [...]

April 25th, 2014|Local Professional Profile|0 Comments

Donations from Friends of ASK

ASK is delighted to have received donations from several organisations, including 100 Women in Hedge Funds, American International Women’s Club Lausanne and the American International Club, Geneva.  ASK thanks you all for your continued support; without your generosity, it would not be possible to provide the help and support that is so valued by our [...]

April 18th, 2014|Announcement|0 Comments

Parent’s Viewpoint (VAUD)

Ask yourself, what would you do if your child was struggling with a subject like Reading or Maths? When Patrice moved to Vaud with her family, she could never have anticipated the struggles they would face in finding adequate educational support for their daughter, who has learning difficulties in Mathematics.  “I initially found that the schools [...]

April 11th, 2014|Parent's Viewpoint, Parents|0 Comments

ASK needs YOU!

We are delighted to welcome a number of new volunteers to the ASK team. But, as ASK continues to grow, we are always in need of more help.  Do you have a passion for programme management, do you amaze at administrative tasks or are you a whizz at web design?  Whatever your skills, we would love to hear [...]

April 4th, 2014|Announcement|0 Comments