We are delighted to share a blog written by student Sarah S. Kim from Seoul Foreign School, who is part of a team delivering a Global Goals project for the 2019-20 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.
Especially in a time of quarantine, the Waste Warriors believe that collaboration is extremely important to our success. We are working hard to reach out to others, and some of our attempts have had very exciting results.
In our war against waste, we’ve gathered many allies. Within our school community, we have collaborated to achieve our goals and impact others. For example, we have collaborated with the Middle School. They have helped with sewing the frogs and the results have been amazing. As mentioned in some of our earlier blogs, the frogs will be donated to a local orphanage. However, the frogs are made of 100% recycled material, with the intent to reduce and recycle waste. The Middle School is very excited to take part in our mission, and they have sown many frogs to help us achieve our goals. In fact, they were so excited by our idea, that they have even adopted our project into their design curriculum.
We have not only collaborated with students our own age, but we have also worked with younger students. The 5th Grade Exhibition is a project that the 5th-grade students in our school work on at the end of each year, which eventually results in an action that they take about something that they are passionate about. To inspire these students and help them choose a topic for their project, they listen to lectures given by many different teachers, staff, and students. This year, the Waste Warriors have been given the opportunity to share about our project, and help spread awareness and inspiration. We talked to many groups of students, and explained what we do and most importantly, why we do it.
But for the Waste Warriors, the action doesn’t stop there. We have also collaborated with the Sotogrande International School in their clean plate challenge. Our entire school community sent in photos of them and their families with a clean plate, to show that we are trying to not waste food. It was awesome seeing so many people come together, sharing the common goal; to reducing waste.
The Next Chapter
Some may think that due to COVID-19 we are struggling to make an impact, but that’s not true. We are inspired to make a difference more than ever, and we have found ways of reaching out to others in different ways. Through collaboration, we have succeeded in getting many people involved. I think it is safe to say that we are very excited to see that our enthusiasm is contagious to others.
The 2019-20 GSL Global Goals Competition is now open and runs until June 2020. 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.