Our Own English High School, Sharjah (Girls)

Carbosine – Why, Who and What?

We are delighted to share a blog written by student Roshna, from Our Own English High School, Sharjah (Girls), who is part of a team delivering a Global Goals project for the 2021-22 GSL Global Goals Competition.

Their project is among over 957 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!

Cheers to a New Beginning!!

Project Summary

We are TetraPotenz, dreaming of a world where our lifestyles are better suited for the environment. Being repeatedly told by science itself that our generation would probably be the last to enjoy nature’s bounty sure woke us up from the delusion we were living in.

Hence, our solution is Carbosine – tracking and motivating students to initiate change in their lives to reduce carbon emissions. We plan on building an app that caters to the youth and provides advice on how to reduce their contribution to the global carbon footprint.

Our app features timely advice on lifestyle changes, rewards, community spaces, blogs, games, and much more. We strongly believe that it’s the small changes that contribute to bigger revolutions. The world is constantly evolving and it’s up to the newer generations to be at the forefront of change. The world around us is constantly changing and to cope with it we need active participation that will create ripples of change.

The Journey

Global Social Leaders has been much more than just a competition. It has been a journey of self-discovery. As individuals, we’ve evolved a lot throughout the course of this journey. From marketing skills to brainstorming, we’ve gone through the ups and downs together. We have recognized our strengths and worked on our weaknesses. It has been a learning experience that we’ll always cherish.

Through this competition, we met with many experts and people, got to discuss crazy ideas, and experimented with numerous concepts. It has allowed us to expand our expertise across areas of app formation, research, and development, brand building, marketing, networking, and communication. This journey has definitely become one of the major milestones in our student life providing us with pre-requisites that we’ll need for our life ahead.

The Next Chapter

For knowledge, we seek books but for experience, we must seek life. Engaging in such activities gives a real-time perspective of how the world works. You get to meet amazing people, you face challenges, find solutions and most of all it prepares you for your journey ahead. Therefore, taking part in such competitions can really enhance your outlook on life.

‘So what am I waiting for’ is the question we must ask ourselves when we seem reluctant to pursue our heart’s passion. So gear up and be confident in your ability to bring about a change, because if not you, then who?