The Next Chapter
We advise many students to take up this challenge as it is a journey which results in fulfilment and enlightenment. In fact, the reason First Light held the sustainability fair is because we wanted to educate the youth on the water purification process and water shortage crisis. We believe as a team that some of the best potential solutions to these problems may come from the youth due to their natural spark of creativity and innovation. We wanted to influence their ideas and raise awareness of the water scarcity conundrum.
In addition, First Light took the fair as an opportunity to fund some of our research and not one, but two NGOs. We did this to physically be able to provide water to those in need. We also used our meetings where we transferred fees to discuss future projects which these NGOs would take forward. We managed to influence the updated version of the “Orang Asli Water Provision – Kelantan” project by MERCY. We conveyed our research on Black Water and Grey Water and suggested that a lot of money could be saved in the treatment process of water used if we simply separated the different types of wastewater through the plumbing system within houses. This was the perfect opportunity to institute our new ideas as MERCY was tasked in building new pipelines as part of their project.
We hope many people join the fight against water scarcity as we will soon realise how interconnected each global issue is to another.
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.