We are delighted to share a blog written by student Yanyu, from St. Julian’s School, who participated in the GSL World Catalyst @Home in February-March 2021.
We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already, so dream big and take action!
Recently I have done my first program called GSL world catalyst @home, due to the fact of the current pandemic situation the session was all done online via zoom at our own place. It was so interesting and inspiring at the same time to join and connect with global citizens around the world. With the same ambitious goal, we soon start our journey on the same boat. It gave me the chance of making friends with the same interests and with all of the words and inspiring talks encourage me to take action and step out the first step!
I am interested in the theme of climate change, therefore, I chose to focus on designing and manufacturing artefact which can be used to transport shopping goods between the shops/supermarkets and home and therefore reduce the reliance on plastic bag usage. With my ability of designing I was sure I can do a good job.
Throughout the three day sessions, I learned so much both about myself and my surrounding. I realized that without taking action planning and imagining worth nothing. Here I want to share a quote by Prof Marla Frederick – “Leadership is about who gets the work done, advances the cause and creates a vision for future generations.” People who want to become a leader should take action and step out the first step, hence encourage and later motivate others to join.
By participating in the program I learned the characteristics a leader should have and believe everyone can be a leader and thus I encourage all of us to bravely step out our first step, and motivate/inspires others to join us!
The Next Chapter
As I mentioned previously, my focus point is to design and manufacture an artefact that can be used to transport shopping goods between the shops/supermarkets and home and therefore reduce the reliance on plastic bag usage.
Plastic is one of the most toxic material in human usage. Landfilling plastic can results in damage to soil hence decreases the chances of farming and producing healthy crops. In addition, the burning of plastics will result in a huge amount of carbon dioxide releasing to out atmosphere, causing greenhouse effects and results in global warming which will rise the sea level and many more consequences.
I wish in the future my product will reduce the reliance of people on the usage of plastic and therefore protect our Mother Earth!