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Our Journey to Reduce TCK Discrimination

We are delighted to share a blog written by Ciara Henze, Afzaal Tahir Awan, students at QSI International School of Brindisi who are 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. 

Our experience has been very inspiring, educational, and challenging.

Project Summary

For the GSL Global Goals Competition, we chose to reduce discrimination around the world. Our main focus is on Third Culture Kids (TCK) discrimination.

As Third Culture Kids, we know how it feels like to be discriminated against and we have decided to help others who face the same problems.

There are many things that inspired us to start this project. Which starts with our local community. In our community, there is a tension between the locals and migrants coming here from Africa. The migrants get discriminated daily, mainly because of their skin color. Another factor that inspired us to start this project is our personal stories. Especially since some of us get discriminated by our own families.

We are planning to put up stories of other people on our website, which is still in the process of making. We are doing this so we can help people open up and to show that they are not alone in this fight against discrimination. We are also in contact with a woman who plays an important role in our project, especially since we have the same goals, to help Third Culture Kids.

Our Journey

As a result of participating in the GSL Global Goals Competition, we are learning new skills every day. Which are: interacting, communicating, designing, advertising, teamwork, thinking outside of the box.

We’ve learned that we enjoy helping others, listening to people’s personal stories and that we are not the only ones facing a certain issue. Our biggest challenge will be advertising our website, however, we think that we can overcome this challenge by using different social media to let people know about our website.

The Next Chapter

We encourage other people our age not to judge others by their looks, culture, and ethnic background. We want to inspire people our age to help end discrimination instead of making it a bigger problem.

People our age need to learn to not sit on the other side of the room because the person on the other side has darker skin or because that person is from a certain country. And they don’t have to create a website or to take part in the GSL Global Goals Competition, but can start off by changing their perspective and putting themselves in other people’s shoes. Start off small then go big, and let people know that they are wrong if they discriminate.

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.