We are delighted to share a blog written by Valentina Mesa Uribe, Alicia Espinal Alvarez, Maria Antonia Ortega and Tomas Hoyos, students at The Columbus School who are 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.
We, Valentina, Maria Antonia, Alicia, and Tomas also known as Columbus National Helping Foundation (CNHF) we are students from tenth grade with one purpose, which is trying to tackle the issue of lack of education in Medellin by trying to improve “No Poverty, Good Health and Well-being”
A lot of people will be benefited by this project, especially the little kids that are less fortunate. We as TCS students will provide help for the foundation kids, they will be benefited in various ways such as: educational and learning centered. We will provide to the kid’s space and time to teach them and educate them, as well as providing the tools that they may need for their educational process and the numerous subjects that should be taught through elementary or primary school.
One of our main goals is to help teens and kids, and provide them the chance of interacting with other languages such as English and Castellano; also provide the kids with basics math learning (multiplication, subtraction, addition, and division) Good Health and Well-being is a global issue that we would also like to improve, the idea to reach this goal will be to provide food and nutrition for the kids in the foundation, not only providing them with a good source of protein and carbs but also teaching them about the importance of food, starting by talking about the food pyramid and how nutrients are a resource of energy for the body, and educating them about how important it is to take care of your body by exercising and eating
Last but not least our other main goal is poverty, we will try to provide the kids resources and materials they need to study and to learn. Helping them grow academically will also help them grow as Citizens in which they can develop intelligence and resources they will need in the future for them to have more opportunities and open doors in life. providing the kids materials such as rulers, glue stick, periodic tables, printed images for them to help and learn; this obviously is not going to be the full solution but it’s going to help in some parts because we we are working on the basis of the problem, leading to the solution in the future.
The Next Chapter
Working us Columbus National helping Foundation we going to reach and improved three main goals that today are Global issues, as students we are going to achieve helping others and providing them resources, languages and background knowledge.
Colombia’s National helping Foundation is ready to do a change in Colombia, effort is the key to success. We are a group of students in 10th grade, our background knowledge is huge, we are not only students we are also humans we have been through tough times and awesome times, ready to make a change emerging and then in Colombia.
We have the chance to teach other kids languages such as English, our whole lives we have learned this language; we have also seen basics of math such as geometry, algebra, science, Anatomy, world history, political sciences. We are ready to share the knowledge with the world, we as students are going to teach and help those kids who need it. We are helping we have got the development of young and teens. obviously, we also have gaps by we need to work on them and we are going to learn together, sometimes we fail to do an easy math problem or other times we can have a spelling grammar, but these cant to stop us from making a change.
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.