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Waste Warriors V.S The Coronavirus

We are delighted to share a blog written by student Heyon Choi from Seoul Foreign British School, 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. 

Being able to learn in two different ways (virtually and in person in class) has been a great opportunity to strengthen the Waste Warriors’ bond.

Project Overview

Coronavirus has been wiping out thousands of people across the globe and has forced many people including the Waste Warriors to shut their doors and stay home quarantined.

However, with the brave spirits that we warriors have, this hasn’t stopped us from communicating or fighting against the waste. We warriors, socially distant, have been making plans for when we go back to school and reuniting as a troop and our adult warriors are still waging war against waste at work.

Our Journey

One of our greatest supporters, Mrs. Olivier has been also contributing by sewing frogs vigorously but with love, in any time she could find. She has made multiple frogs and they have been sent to the first orphanage. All these frogs were made from waste that we provided and donated to our fellow GSL team. Not only will the orphans benefit but another section of our school has adopted the “make and mend” waste warrior philosophy for their MYP design units.

Mrs Olivier also introduced us to a challenge brought by Sotogrande school in Spain called the Clean Plates Challenge. We shared this challenge and got students and even teachers to take pictures of them holding a clean plate showing that they ate all their food. From these photos, two collages were made and sent to the Clean Plates Challenge hosts.

The Next Chapter

Being apart from each other has kept us only seeing each other by the screen. Communicating has been hard since technology can be complicated than convenient. However, despite all of this, the group is writing blogs, designing, but most importantly keeping each other together thanks to the spirit of collaboration, we continue to wage war on the waste within our own homes and we have managed to adapt our project to meet our goal.

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.