We are delighted to share a blog written by student Mohamed Ashraf Hafez from Victoria College, 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.
A beneficial and huge experience with several valuable aspects
Our project aims to introduce a new source of clean water that can be used for both potable and non-potable functions. We plan on harvesting rain water through collecting it, this is then followed by a process of filtration to ensure the provided water is as clean as it should get. Rain water is a very reliable source of water since when not used can be an obstacle to traffic and cause several road damage phenomenons. We hope by storing this water we are able to prevent it from stacking up on the ground and causing problems.
By participating in the GSL Global Goals Competition we figured out that its not all about the destination that matters, but the journey itself is what leaves a mark on us. Gaining experience and learning new skills as well as effective communication with our team mates, these are some of the aspects we think made us better and have more self confidence, presenting our solutions and learning how to think about a problem, to then solve it.
The Next Chapter
I would absolutely recommend anyone to try and get out in the community and raise their own awareness about problems affecting our society and the world we live in, to raise awareness to other people about how we can take precautions to prevent certain damaging factors from occurring, as by doing that they are able to guarantee a better life and place for the generations yet to come .
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.