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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A new way to teach life skills - Sports!

When we looked at our local community, we saw that there were quite a lot of needs that existed. However, the need that really inspired our passion to take on this project was the need of children in the community to have people to train them to develop their skills in football and the need of these children to develop essential and necessary life skills that they needed to become leaders.

Bina Yatim dan Dhuafa

We started working with the Bina Yatim dan Dhuafa orphanage almost 4 years ago. When we started we didn’t really know what they needed or how we could help them. We soon figured out, however, that what they really wanted was to learn English and to play games with them, and so that’s what we did.

In our local community, the Iloko community, my team and I have noticed the desperate cry for help from children around us. They want OUT of child labour, child abuse which are technically different and have brought about lack of education, even happiness.

A few steps away from saving our planet

As a team, we have decided to choose the idea of influencing our neighborhood to reduce the amount of plastic used. We have mostly specified in reducing the number of plastic straws used. A few weeks ago, we have placed some new trash bins for the students to start recycling.

Finding The Right Flow

Malaysia is a country blessed with the availability of freshwater resources nationwide. However, certain states like Kelantan and Sabah, for example, have communal areas which are dispatched from the national grid of water. In Gua Musang, an area in Kelantan, 400 community members have had to rely on rainwater which is critically subject to pollution and water-borne diseases. We wrote about this in an extract of our school magazine.

One Step to Human Rights Education

Over the past 3 years of taking action to solve human rights issues around the world, writing letters to government officials, collecting petitions to free a student activist in Myanmar, and raising awareness of these issues through posters, we wondered the root cause of the lack of respect for human rights in the world despite these rights being codified in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for over 70 years.

Earth Day Celebrations at GIIS EC

We the students of GIIS EC have pledged to do our part and save the planet we call home. We have started a project called ‘THE SPECIES’.

Our Voices Have to Be Heard

What we noticed is more of a condition than a problem. Children all around the world lack a sense of identity, worth and responsibility. Kids are maltreated and abused, used and dumped. They either don't know this or they don't know what to do about it. A few actually believe they deserve it or just wouldn't dare speak against their guardians or abusers.

Homeless Danmujis

I've always believed South Korea, my home country, was a country that was technologically advanced, developed, and clean. All my fantasies shattered when I first visited Seoul train station, and so many drunk and pained homeless people were sitting with depressed faces on the streets in front of the station.

All For One...!

A big thank you to Global Social Leaders for giving us the opportunity to have this wonderful experience which is really interesting & challenging. It made us recognize the strengths & power hidden in our souls. Above all, the team spirit & working towards a target that will help to make a change in the society.

Learning goes both ways!

When we signed up for the GSL Program it gave us an opportunity to look around us and think about our community. To identity a topic we asked around and did some research on all the problems that our community faces , and we came up with a long list right from gender-inequality, poor education to GMO.

Project: Tree

7 of us meet on a weekly basis to discuss our ideas and next steps. We spent lots of time debating which global goal to choose. There are lots of great contenders which make to pick one to try and make a difference with. Our initial idea was to focus on deforestation in general relating to the Global Goal Number 15 before we realised that a major issue surrounding deforestation was the use of unsustainable palm oil.