We are delighted to share a blog written by Tongxuan Gu, a student at Wellington College International Tianjin who is part of a team delivering a Global Goals project for the 2018-19 Global Goals Competition.
Their project is among over 800 social action projects currently running as part of the GSL movement and we are excited to be supporting them to design and lead positive social change in their community.
My experience was very fruitful and instructive.
We’ve noticed that there aren’t much methods we can use to clean our hands in the school bathroom. So we decided that we will install some purell dispensers in each bathroom at school. We’ve arranged a talent show at the school theatre to raise money to buy the purells.
Originally we were going to do a project about river protection in Tianjin, but then we changed our mind since we found out that the river project was too broad for us students to do and it was way harder to specify than our current project. The next stage is of course buying hand sanitizers and install them in school bathrooms.
We have definitely improved our skills to arrange large events like talent shows or things like that. We’ve also learned how can we effectively advertise for an event and how can we attract other people to come to participate in our activities. We have realised how insufficient our experience was when coming to arranging events.
The process of arranging the event was absolutely the biggest challenge, there are always one detail or two we forgot to conclude and lead to inconvenience or mistakes. And some of the teammates aren’t as enthusiastic and are not fully involved.
The Next Chapter
I would definitely recommend other peer to get involved in similar events. It is mutual beneficial: we teenagers can obtain useful experience from it and the community will also benefit from our project.
I would suggest other participants to be bolder and don’t be afraid of failure, just have to remember one thing: whenever we fail, we are stepping one step closer to success. Eventually we will succeed, when we run out possibility of failing.
The 2018-19 GSL Global Goals Competition is now open and runs until June 2019. If you belong to one of the 700+ teams of students currently delivering a social action project as part of the competition we would love to hear from you and feature your blog and project photos on our website to inspire others.