We are delighted to share a blog written by Nadine Abugharbieh, a student at Ahliyyah School for Girls and Bishop School for Boys 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.
A true enlightening experience that taught me tremendous skills more than i expected and enabled me to change and improve my community in a way that I never thought I would have
We live in a community where different social classes are exposed to a different amount of opportunities according to the financial capabilities of the individual. We believe that education to human beings is just as essential as nutrition and sleep and other activities human beings do to survive.
Education is a method of survival, and the more educated you are, the better life you’ll live. We, the bishop and ahliyyah schools are glad to offer our campus and our facilities to students who we’ll be educating and teaching, as a method of helping our community improve, raising awareness about the necessity of helping everyone in need and providing opportunities to those who have a potential of being great individuals of the future.
Our project the voluntary school aims to give learning opportunities and good quality education to less fortunate children in the public schools in Jordan, and to teach the children how to improve their social, communication, creative and thinking skills, as well as strengthen their knowledge in certain subjects.
We have picked up many skills during this project, most importantly are collaboration skills as many parties are involved and needed for completion of our idea. We communicated with students, teachers, coordinators as well as the essential communication between team members to delegate tasks and finish our work as efficiently as possible.
Something we have learned about ourselves is how we are able to complete such a major project with minimum guidance and at our young age.
Across our journey, we did manage to attain many new sets of skills in addition to developing the ones we previously had. Some of the new sets we attained was the sense of actual responsibility and reaching a new concept of maturity, as we are expected to teach the younger students and set a good role model which is a quite hard task to maintain.
We also did face many obstacles, which include the paper work and planning before the actual event, but however the biggest obstacle for us was getting out of our comfort zone, doing new stuff that we are not used to and breaking the fear between us and students to have a fruitful relationship.
The Next Chapter
Our next step after weeks of organizing is heading to a school on weekend days to teach young students the basics from English, Arabic, Math and social skills.
Our main goal is to complete almost 6 classes and make sure to give the students a very useful and a fun experience while teaching the essentials that they should know.
We would urge everyone to help with what he/she is superior in, and to contribute in his/her society in different means. Help others reach their goals, in order to reach to a universal aim our world thrives to reach/get to.
We strongly urge everyone who is able and capable of helping and providing chances for people in need to do so, because we are their only hope of glowing and shining in the future.
A voluntary school isn’t the only method, helping our community can come in various ways as well, which include donations, doing activities with the unprivileged part of the society, or maybe even creating events and campaigns to raise awareness of a certain aspect. Because at the end of the day, it is everyone’s world, and all our future generations will be handed in what we did.
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.