We are delighted to share a blog written by Stephen Nicklaus Likin and Iwan Khoo, students at The British School, Jakarta who take part in 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.
Life is a series of many challenges, what defines you is how you deal with them
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
When we first started this project, we had but one goal in mind. We wanted to deliver clean water to all. This has not changed since. The water situation in Indonesia is not particularly fantastic, especially in my city of Jakarta. Where waste runs rampant in our rivers, poisoning the very waters we so depend on to drink. All too often, we see people on the streets, tired and malnourished, drinking this tainted supply of hydration. So we have decided that the time for action is now and help our city in its dire situation.
Since starting, we have been undertaking extensive research in order to ensure top quality service. We have researched many chemicals and their relationship with one another to prevent any unnecessary issues from arising. We have now started on the experimentation phase and are thinking of building a prototype. We have also received exclusive rights to a testing location where we have free reign to test our products as much as we want.
The Next Chapter
We predict a very bright and illustrious future for our project. We hope to be able to deliver clean water to our local communities by the end of this year. If there is any piece of advice that we would give to other people, it would be: “Life is a series of many challenges, what defines you is how you deal with them.” We heavily endorse anybody out there, young or old to go and help out someone in need.
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.