There are three main ways to support our association:
Our active members directly support the organization of Friends e.V. and our project work. Annual fees for active members start at €60,00. Our supporting members do not necessarily take an active role in fundraising, project work and administration of our association. Supporting membership is available from €150,00 per year.
You can find our membership application form on the downloads page.
Our kids benefit from bilingual education in small class sizes – for free. WMIS is a growing school and requires various resources in order to create a thriving learning environment for all kids. To that end, the Friends, in close collaboration with the school management and the parent board (GEV) have established a designated educational budget. It allows for funding of materials and services beyond the state budget and from which the whole school will benefit (separate from class-specific kitties). A first needs assessment summed up to roughly 10.000€, including e.g. buying additional textbooks so that complete sets can be used for mother and partner tongue, experimental kits for maths or resources for art projects. Paying for freelance support, e.g. for running the library, is conceivable as well, sufficient funding provided. Allocation of resources and prioritising rest with the school management.
For donations to the Education Budget, the Friends are running a dedicated bank account:
Friends of WMIS e.V.
Deutsche Skatbank – Zweigniederlassung der VR-Bank Altenburger Land e.G.
IBAN DE82 8306 5408 0304 0832 88
BIC: GENO DEF1 SLR
Please add the purpose “Education Budget” or “Bildungsbudget” to your transfer.
Or scan our “Girocode” from your banking app. The code includes all account and transfer details:
Check out our introductory presentation for more information about the education budget:
See our latest fundraising and spending level of this year’s education budget on the Friends blog.
Read the detailed agreement between WMIS and Friends:
2021-22 education budget survey – results
Support WMIS when shopping online
It is now possible to support our school when shopping online. If you shop at some of the more than 6000 partner shops, a small share of your spending is donated to the Friends of WMIS.
Just visit https://www.wecanhelp.de/wmis/ for a list of all the partner shops such as Decathlon, Ikea, Thalia, Esprit, myToys etc. When you click on the respective link to access the shop, the affiliation with WMIS is tracked and the donation is recorded depending on the value of your purchase (up to 10%).
There is even a browser-addon Shop Alarm, which automatically tells you when you visit a shop that is part of the charity support program.
You can also support WMIS when shopping at Amazon if you go through this WMIS-specific link: smile.amazon.de. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases.