We are delighted to share a blog written by Shriyans Maddikunta, a student at Global Indian International School, East Coast Campus who is part of a team delivering a Global Goals project for the 2018-19 Global Goals Competition.
Their project is among over 620 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.
My school is developing a Herbal Garden, where we grow vegetables, fruits and medicinal herbs. Other than this, my school has also introduced a new program, titled ‘Plant a plant on your birthday’, where students are encouraged to plant a plant on their birthday. My school has also arranged recycle boxes at the front foyer, where students can not only recycle bottles, papers and cans, but also digital items, such as batteries. This will not only build the enthusiasm in students to recycle objects, but will also promote the knowledge of the 3Rs in them. Younger students, like 1st and 2nd graders too take part in these plans. They do things as small as growing plants in plastic bottles, but the impact is huge.
One very important skill which I have developed is love and care towards nature and environment. I have learnt that the knowledge about plants and animals is something which is already imbibed in me. Now, the biggest challenge I see is convincing people and teaching them what they can do as a part of a green and happy society. My school, also known as the green and happy campus, is taking as many efforts as possible. We students are always engaged in making posters and banners, and putting them up around the school so that people see them, read them and get inspired from them.
In future, my school is aiming to issue iPads to all students, in order to reduce paper usage. Yes, certainly I will recommend other people of my age to get involved in similar projects to this. The more the people, the more the success. It is a duty for everybody to go ahead hand in hand and teach others about the importance of natural resources. I will try my best reduce the usage of electricity, water and gas at my home.
My school is working on making a social media channel for this project as well.