We are delighted to share a blog written by Nayef Salem Obaid Alabdouli, a student at Institute of Applied Technology High School who is part of a team delivering a Global Goals project for the 2018-19 Global Goals Competition.
Their project is among over 800 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 project is a solar powered car that can be used in local and small areas of developing countries, within populations where inhabitants cannot always afford modern cars and the associated costs of petrol and car maintenance.
Our project the Go!car will generate all the power needed to run, from environmental factors and physical effort from human passenger’s.
Solar panels and wind turbines, will be used for long distances. The car’s pedals will allow passengers to contribute energy to the sorter distance journey’s.
Arising from participation in the GSL project we are developing many skills a few of these are; designing, problem solving skills and planning and communication skills
We are enjoying making a product that will help other individuals in the areas that we live and hope that it will make their day-to-day lives easier.
Our project will make the world a better place. Through the Go!car we can cater for a large need without polluting the environment. Our group believes that one small changes can inspire larger changes and we hope to encourage that change through our invention the Go!Car.
The Next Chapter
We are fortunate to live in the UAE, our country actively promotes innovation and encourages the younger generation to put forward innovative ideas; which solve local and national problems.
The Go!car will inspire individuals to become actively involved in climate change by considering how they can adapt a daily need such as transportation; to avoid polluting the environment around them. The human action needed to operate the pedals will be our projects ‘unique selling point’ as it will inspire health and fitness.
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.