Urbana 54 Jose Maria Luis Mora, Mexico |

Our planet matters! Recycling centre at Urbana 54

We are delighted to share a blog written by Naomi Estefania Begines Cortes, a student at Urbana 54 Jose Maria Luis Mora in Mexico, who is part of a team delivering a Global Goals project for the 2018-19 Global Goals Competition.

Their project ‘Recycling to Educate’ 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. 

Project Summary:

We have decided to work on two major problems in our country:


We have created a recycling centre in our school. Everyone is getting involved by bringing rubbish from home to separate it at school.
I am very excited to be part of this project. The moment my friends found out that we could help others by simply separating the rubbish and exchanging it for money, everyone started to spread the word at school, family and friends.

Our Journey 

We have found out that we are the only school in Mexico participating in this competition. So we have realised that we have a lot of work to do to inspire other schools in our country.
I can see that children can be heard and make a big impact in our community. I have discovered that I won’t stop with this project when this global competition finishes.
I am not interested in winning a prize or recognition. I have learned how much as a kid I can help to start a global change.

Our recycling centre looks great. More people like friends and teachers are showing support and interest in our school’s project
Our team is continuously brainstorming to achieve better results.

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.

Click here to submit a blog.