We are delighted to share a blog written by student Arushi Jadhav 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.
We are the Hunger Warriors and as our group name suggests, the hunger warriors are striving to make a humble contribution in the global movement towards ending hunger. The hunger warriors, primarily consist of four zestful middle school students with a purposeful determination to give their helping hands in the worldwide struggle against hunger by various means like educating the citizens with regards to the hardships faced by the less fortunate (we have done so by creating an informative blog- where we post informative news articles, inspirational stories and videos and photos of the hunger warriors in action.
As a part of the team, my role as the analyst was to interpret the data, make recommendations based upon my research findings and work with the other team members to prioritize the changes suggested by other members. In our daily lives, we are blessed enough to be given an opportunity to quality education, access to healthy and nutritious meals, state of the art facilities, things that some children in other nations dream for, as Marlan Rico Lee once said “The things you take for granted someone else is praying for.”
Working on this project helped me improve my communication and interaction skills, public speaking skills, understand how to effectively work in a team and collaborate with others and foster my creativity skills. Recently, we have also been able to conduct a food donation drive in our school premises where the food collected went to the beneficiaries of an organization. Conducting the food drive was a process that required collaboration with the charitable organization, school and peers, this immensely helped me in improving my social skills and helping me to master effective communication.
The Next Chapter
The experience of participating in the GSL Global Goals Forum has been extremely enriching, productive and constructive experience. Furthermore, I also believe that we should buy food directly from the farmers who are struggling to arrange for a day’s meal for their families due to huge amounts of loans leading to death. Hence, I am convincing my team to buy directly from the farmers and also spread awareness about the same. I would definitely suggest other teenagers to take part in similar projects as it boosts confidence, helps in effective communication and brings us a step closer towards a better future as Greta Thunberg said “You are never too small to make a difference.”
The Hunger Warriors will continue to work together towards our goal a world where no one remains hungry.
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.