We are delighted to share a blog written by student Shhreya Balasubramanian from Global Indian International School, who is part of a team delivering a Global Goals project for the 2019-20 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.
Our motto is to make the world a better place to live in for generations to come. Problems such as poverty, hunger and lack of water have solutions which can be implemented in our day to day lives. We chose the topic ‘Zero Hunger’ because this topic is interlinked with problems such as poverty and gender inequality. The visits made by us to charitable institutions and orphanages centres further motivated us to choose this topic. To begin our journey in achieving Zero Hunger we have done Cash donations, Food drive in the school, Food distribution to the needy people on a weekend, posting animated and dance videos to highlight the importance of Food and so on.
Participating in this forum, I have learnt the real meaning of Sharing is caring. This is a well said saying and we all have experienced this in our childhood that sharing is all about caring and love. We share things to make our friendship strong, to build a relationship of trust on each other and make others happy to whom we love. I have learnt much more about the topic and also the hunger situation around us. Teamwork was one of the major skills that I learnt. Being in a team you can try to handle complicated situations with ease and implement ideas in an effective manner. Being in a project like this, also broadens one’s creativity. Coming up with new and innovative ideas to solve the real problems around us.
The Next Chapter
For our future plans, the team based on the root cause analysis planning as how to use creativity to solve the hunger issue. We are also in the process of planning to initiate more donations programmes, educating our friends to better understand the current hunger problem in the world and the role as a student we can all play to eradicate the same. I am very confident by actively involving myself with my team members we can motivate our friends and our age people to come and contribute in kind and spread the messages to their friends which will bring a big community of us to help in achieving the zero hunger.
The 2019-20 GSL Global Goals Competition is now open and runs until June 2020. 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.