We are delighted to share a blog written by student Kuntapath Charusrojthanadech from St Andrews International School Green Valley Rayong Thailand, 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.
Hi! We are the Seed Bombers Giving Garden group. In this project, our passion is in reducing poverty and offering jobs and opportunities. After we have the idea of what we will be doing we went on several trips, to hand to hand and Baan Sunsaray to get some experience and ideas on how we will be the best way we can help to achieve our goals. From the trips, we have learned how to create a sustainable garden using organic, waste and cheap products.
So in order to make a sustainable garden and take up not too much space, we came up with the idea of a sack garden. To make a sack garden we will need saplings, in order to do this we decided to improve our school garden and also use the advantage of the school nursery garden. Because the garden and the school nursery garden is made every week this will help us to keep growing sapling. Every week we have a Monday and a Tuesday sack garden session, where we will be putting the saplings in. This will make our garden very sustainable.
In this project, I think I have developed so many skill from participating in the GSL Global Competition. This is because the GSL project is a long term project and different to short term projects we do at school because of this being responsible, organised and having good leadership is very important.
I think I have developed leadership skill the most, not just ordering people to do things bu in this project I have to communicate, listening and give feedback, tell people what they should be doing and also to keep checking people work. This makes me develop my leadership so much. Not just leadership skill but I also have to develop social skills in order to communicate with others for help and organising sessions to make the garden.
The biggest challenge for me was to be able to advertise our project and asking people to donate things that will be beneficial to our project. However, I have tried to communicate with the head of primary, secondary and 2 of my mentors to ask if we will be able to make a presentation, we have to make script and presentation and be really prepared. Because of this, I find this the most challenging part.
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I will really recommend people of any age to be involved in this project or any similar project because it helps the environment the world to be a better place and also help you to be prepared for bigger and more challenging group projects in the future. Because this project allows you to be very creative and very organise it will be very beneficial for you to get ready for university and jobs for the future. Also, because this project allows us to see the world in the other side this will make you have a different perspective and more views on the world and make you a better person by being a caring and sharing person because this project makes you think of others even more.
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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.