GLOBAL GOALS BLOGS

We are excited to share the blogs written by students from around the World who are taking part in our GSL Global Goals Competition. Every article tells a story of incredible young people who are creating positive social change in their communities. 

We want all our participants to be inspired by each others journeys, and to feel part of a global network of schools and students who are committed to creating a better world.

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The Community Kitchen project - Your help we need,so we can feed!

"There are genuinely sufficient resources in the world to ensure that no one, nowhere, at no time, should go hungry."-Ed Ashner We team Foodies to the rescue, a group of 6 core enthusiasts from M.CT.M Chidambaram Chettyar International school are working towards exactly that. #ZERO HUNGER: The motto which has kept us driving for the past 4 months amidst our hectic exam schedules.

World Of Silence

In the very beginning of our journey, we had identified that all of us wanted to target the differently-abled people. Since that was a very broad topic we chose the hearing impaired community. We felt honoured to work for people in that community but what made this experience even more special for us was meeting the children of the community.

A better environment for a healthier life

Our project is named 'Healthy Mind'. we live in Rwanda and mental health is a very neglected topic in our country. Rwanda is world wide known for its genocide and this event has left a number of people with mental diseases such as post traumatic stress disorder and child trauma. Even 25 years later our elders suffer from mental disease.

Smart Conventions To Shield The Globe

Our topic, plastic consumption and production, have attracted us as students and our school. We researched the topic, and saw how the earth is being tarred apart because of how we abuse plastic and other substances. We were excited to make a difference in our community and contribute in the global goals competition. We noticed in school that students and teachers were using plastic cups and small bottles everyday...

Together for Better

In my community, I have realized that there is a vital need for English language to be taught. Knowing how to speak English is a necessary skill in life as it helps people communicate better, therefore with a group of people from my school we have come up with ways to teach people English.

Clean the world, one plastic bottle at a time!

Every time we go to the beach, the sea or near a lake we see lots of trash! This is terrible because animals in the water might become trapped or choke on the plastic - this needs to stop! We must help the animals like the turtle, dolphins, and seacows. We noticed in school that students and teachers were using plastic cups and small bottles everyday...

LifeLIghts: Lighting Up Lives

Through primary/secondary research, we were able to discover that almost 24 million Indians are living without electricity; essentially living in the dark. Looking at our own community, it is clear to see the disparity between those who can afford such amenities and those who can't. Light is something that we take for granted, something that a lot of people can't access, and we planned to change that.

The Green Environments

We realised that there is a constant reduction in green environment, flowers for the Bees and for beautification purpose. We want to ensure that we covered the necessary areas with Green plants and flowers. Pollination is necessary in our area, without flowers it will be difficult for the Bees to pollinates. Also in learning, planting of Green grasses will educate us about different species of plants and flowers.

A letter from Sir David Attenborough inspires us to keep going!

Since our last blog, the BSAK Eco Innovators have organised and executed a very successful GSL stall at our school fete where we sold reusable bags, metal straws and bamboo cups. We sold out of everything! It was a brilliant day where we educated many on the perils of single use plastic. We also researched and designed 5 posters which we displayed at the fete.

The Helping Hands Project - Help us, help others!

The Helping Hands Project aims to hold collection and distribution drives for people to donate their unwanted household and pre-loved personal items and spare coins, all of which add on to clutter at our homes, however can be used to help the needy. These items will be used to cater the needs of local poor communities/communities affected by disasters/calamities such as typhoons.

KIDNEY: PRIZE FOR LIFE

In our project we focus on bringing a solution for the unavailability of safe drinking water in a selected school and its surrounded village area of the dry zone. We have planned to have a water purification unit in this selected school “Ipaloogama Junior School” that will supply drinking water in healthy condition for human consumption to school community as well as the villagers around this school.

One Step Closer to a Clean Cirebon!

Indonesians are drowning in a sea of trash. In Jakarta, the capital city, 175 000 tons of household waste is created every day. Our hometown, Cirebon, doesn’t encounter a significant difference. It is typical to see a pile of trash by the road, on the road, on mountains, beaches and basically everywhere.