Student Presentations Session #2

Student Presentations Session #2

Day: Friday, April 19th


Pan American School

Team #1

Rm 3

Sexual Education

Last year the rate of teen pregnancy rose to an astonishing 19,5% of the total pregnancies in Colombia. This problem keeps the cycle of poverty going because people stop attending school due to unintended pregnancies. Many of the Issues in the world are related to this. We know we can not stop the world from having sex, but we can educate them on how to be responsible about it. End the taboo of sex!

Monteverde Friends School

Team #1

Rm 5

Management of Solid Waste

The workshop explains how we are organizing the staff, younger students and the rest of the community to solve an issue around solid waste management (recycling), and why we believe it is important to involve the entire community to make it effective. The participants will explore how the dynamics of their own communities could be used as an asset for making a difference in recycling.

Country Day School Escazu

Team #2

Rm 7

Feeding Souls

Feeding Souls is a student-led group that focuses on helping the homeless of Escazu, Costa Rica. We go out to the streets and look for homeless people and the needy to inform them about the activities we will provide that day. We feed them twice a month, and provide clothes, showers, haircuts, therapies and medical examinations whenever possible. Most of all, we lend a sympathetic ear to them, in the hopes of making them feel better and accepted. Our goal is to change the community’s perspective toward the homeless from a demeaning one to an appreciative one.

The American School of Guatemala

Team #2

Rm 12

Building with Recycling

Getting the bottles is not the problem. Using them is. We are trying to take bottle bricks and make something that will permanently change on Guatemala. For example, building a school. We will collect bottle bricks that school students have made and take them to different organizations such as Hug It Forward etc. Then the organization will build a school for the village providing students with education and improving their future. Therefore the kids will get better jobs and will be able to sustain a family.

American School of Tegucigalpa

Team #1

Rm 16

Animal Trafficking

We believe that changes in societies come through education. We also know that using attractive methods for young people will create a more successful outcome of enlightenment. Innovative methods such as the use of social networking can contribute to the development of quality social learning and promote awareness. By creating quality, attractive and accessible networking methods we believe we will get the message across. This will assure an increase participation regardless of location, social/economic background and gender.

The Catherine Cook School

Team #1

Rm 23

Water Deficits

Water shortages are happening all around our country and the world. As weather patterns shift and populations grow, water will be one of the most highly sought after resources. Our team will be looking at how water waste impacts our local water sources. We also will be looking at the amount of energy that is required to treat water and how this leads to greenhouse gases in our area.

Lincoln School, CR

Team #1

Rm 26

HUELLAS Marine Turtle Conservation Project

A group of Lincoln School students are Roots and Shoots members who commit themselves to the environment, the community, and the conservation of marine turtles. A survey done by these students at a public school in Moin revealed that 67% of the children at this school eat turtle eggs and 40% eat turtle meat regularly. In order to help prevent the extinction of turtles, students go on beach night patrols to disuade the poaching of the turtle nests and the killing of the females, while helping the communities at turtle nesting sites improve their standard of living. By means of an environmental education program for public schools, these students try to discourage turtle meat and egg consumption among local families. Recent data suggests that these students’ efforts, along with other conservation strategies, have been successful.