We are delighted to share a blog written by the Deema Nasser, a student at The Ahliyyah School for Girls and The Bishop’s for Boys who is part of a team delivering a Global Goals project for the 2018-19 Global Goals Competition.
Their project is among over 620 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.
We are the Nursery Renovation Team, seven 10th grade students from The Ahliyyah School for Girls and Bishop School for Boys. In this project, we focused on the correlation between quality education and proper learning environments. We have noticed several issues in our school’s nursery, seeing that is cramped, unorganized, and lacking several essentials that are necessary for the development of the students there.
Our goal is to renovate our school’s nursery and turn it into a more nurturing environment for the children.
In response to that, we plan on re-decorating the space, provide the children with a fun and safe playing area and deliver all their needed essentials in terms of toys, hangers, beds and so on.
So far we visited the nursery and talked to its principal in order to grasp an idea of the children’s’ routine and to know what things need improving. After that, we took measurements of the play area and wrote a list of all materials needed. We also focus on advocating the SDGs within the school community.
Through this project, we are learning about different subjects such as digital design software, finance; while contacting sponsors, and about project leadership, as this whole renovation is led by our group of 7 students.
We have also developed skills, that are essential not only to the success of this project but to our success as individuals in the future.
Most importantly, communication, teamwork, creative and critical thinking, and time management. Participating in GSL Global Goals Competition boosted our self-confidence, as none of us thought we were capable of managing a project of this magnitude with minimum interference from supervisors and guidance. This journey is a roller coaster filled with difficulties and benefits.
We find our biggest challenge was organizing the budget and attaining finances, as that is a new field we haven’t fully explored before. Also launching a new team and finding a way to begin the work was an obstacle at first, but with the collaboration of all team members, we are now nearly ready to start renovating!
The Next Chapter
Our school community encourages us to take action, in order to make this world better and safer for us and for future generations. In response to that, we aim to achieve the “Sustainable Development Goals”.
We believe in change, but change doesn’t happen without taking action. We all want to live in peace and happiness, but none of our wishes will come to life if we do not work together.
The world around us is falling, however, with joint efforts and the participation of people just like you from around the world, we can make our world a better place.
Every step you take, every action you do is a step closer to making our goal a reality. Be the person that makes a change, for the future is nothing but the choices you make today.
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.