Collect For Future

We are delighted to share a blog written by student Yiğit, from Ted Bursa College, delivering a Global Goals project for the 2020-21 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. 

This is our 2nd year at GSL Competion and it is very enjoyable to be here, to develop our projects and to witness the unique projects our friends from all over the world have done.

Project Summary

This is one of the projects we have developed as Collect For Future this year; by targeting the goals;
3 – Good Health and well-being
12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
13- Climate Action
17- Partnership for the Goals

Our partnership is with Turkey’s largest dairy products manufacturer which EKER company, “Waste Batteries”, we have started gathering projects with.

Our motto “1kg of battery = 10 Yogurt & Kefir ”, will be met as the need for milk / yoghurt in hemophilia patients is given in return for collected batteries.

Our Journey

The project, supported by Eker & Collect For Future, adopts the principle of benefiting society with social responsibility activities, while contributing to environmental cleanliness and sustainable future. Within this scope, we saw the opportunity to create solidarity with children suffering from hemophilia.

For the project, waste battery collection stations were placed in Eker Square in Bursa. Each 1 kg of waste batteries collected was returned as 10 kefir fruit for children with hemophilia. So far, 750 pieces of kefir fruit, which is the equivalent of 75 kg of batteries collected, was handed over to Bursa Hemophilia Association to be distributed to children with hemophilia. Thanks to the exemplary project that brought together the business world and students, the waste batteries were cleaned from nature and the healthy and the delicious kefir needs of children with hemophilia were met.

Our Next Chapter

What is the Hemophilia?
Hemophilia is usually an inherited bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot properly. This can lead to spontaneous bleeding as well as bleeding following injuries or surgery. Blood contains many proteins called clotting factors that can help to stop bleeding. Children with hemophilia can live a healthy life, however, it is important to raise awareness about the risks of falls and injuries to children and to follow them closely, not to disrupt routine examinations, and to inform teachers and their relatives.

The 2020-21 GSL Global Goals Competition is now open and runs until June 2021. If you belong to one of the 500+ 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.