Workshop Session #4

#1 – Food For Thought

Lincoln School of Costa Rica

Room 611

Essential Question:

How does hunger affect education and a person’s ability to escape poverty?

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Impact Statement:

How does hunger affect education and a person’s ability to escape poverty?

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Workshop Description:

This workshop examines the impact poverty can have on a child/student’s academic success. Poverty is a global issue that can be seen in almost every country, including Costa Rica. This condition is strongly linked to the educational achievement gap and the lack of opportunity the children have to escape poverty. Therefore, our initiative involves creating a backpack program that will provide the necessary nutritional supplements for students from lower socio-economic backgrounds. It will focus on working with local underserved communities in Barrio Soccoro to establish a nutritional food program. While this workshop will illustrate how education and skills provide opportunities to climb the economical status, it also focuses on how poverty must be addressed. The workshop will include a Powerpoint presentation highlighting poverty statistics globally and locally, food waste statistics and general information on the initiative such as the objectives, the impetus for our project and finally the steps that will be taken. At Lincoln School a small percentage of the student body are from lower socio-economic backgrounds, thus being recipients of the Scholarship Programs. Some studies, such as Ruby Payne’s research on poverty suggest that hunger negatively affects the academic performance of students.

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#2 – Quito’s Carbon Consortium

Academia Cotopaxi

Room 613

Essential Question:

How can students across the globe become leaders on their own campuses and contribute to global solutions for climate change, while also making use of emerging markets for environmental commodities as a long term tool for creating sustainable partnerships?

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Impact Statement:

Between early 2015 and March 5, 2016 we researched and identified processes for determining the Carbon Footprint of our campus, identified the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) as the optimal legal standard for creating a campus wide carbon project for our school, and have established sustainable partnership with the school administration to support the project over the long term to create one of the world’s first student led carbon credit projects commencing in early 2017 to serve as a model for other young climate leaders around the globe.

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#3 – Pencil, A Life Ahead

Colombo Britanico

Room 614

Essential Question:

Instead of wasting pencil shred, is there a way ti take advantage if it?

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Impact Statement:

After observing a significant amount of pencil shred thrown away at the end of each school week, we have decided to explore its use for making paper as a sustainable project in three ways: caring about the environment, generating income for a potential target group, and making it sustainable.

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Workshop Description:

Support the english as a second language program. Carry out a soccer camp. Give kids a regular diet during our visit. Show the reality in which the children Haiti live in. Create awarness of this and similar issues. Learn the value of education and understand our responsibility to contribure to society. Get more schools involved in this project. We a group of students from Pan-American school, plan to raise $5000 to provide a school in Haiti (founded by a private organization) with medical support and carry out a summer camp were we will teach an English as a second language course and also give sports lessons. Additionally, during our visit we will provide a healthy diet and learn from their culture as much as they will learn from ours. We believe education is essential for a better future, especially in a country where resources are limited and public education is deficient. Furthermore, we consider that for help to be efficient, support to the organization must be constant, which is why we want this project to be done every year in our school by students the same age as ours. As part of our Workshop we will be getting our audience to engage in creating activities for children in an English as a second language class.

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#4 – Yes You Can!

Colegio Bolivar

Room 615

Essential Question:

Can the authenticity and self-esteem empower us to avoid bad decisions about alcohol and drugs?

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Impact Statement:

We have successfully served 100 people during 2016’s first trimester with educational presentations, interactive conferences, discussions, and cinema forums, by implementing multiple indirect methods in order to accomplish our goal of effectively helping young teens build a stronger character in order to make wise decisions. This project has been designed by students with the goal of being a distinct and innovative approach towards substance prevention. The idea behind students designing the program consists of younger students being “taught” by peers instead of authority figures.

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Workshop Description:

“Yes You Can!” is a program designed for teenagers intended to strengthen their character in order to help them make wise decisions and thus, prevent consumption of psychoactive substances. After researching different methods to do this, and analyzing why they proved to not be effective, we designed a project in which teenagers taught teenagers. This way, the younger teenagers would be taught not by an authority figure, whom they would probably rebel against, but by a peer instead.

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#5 – Call Of The Wild

American School of Tegucigalpa

Room 616

Essential Question:

What should be our role in helping our local zoo?

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Impact Statement:

To make as many changes possible in our local zoo and to transform it into a great tourist attraction. Our purpose is to encourage people to find their personal connection with nature, to discover many ways of helping animals and to learn how to respect other species and their habitat.

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Workshop Description:

Our project consisted on supporting our local zoo to improve the living conditions of the animals and enrich the knowledge of the zoo’s visitors. We achieved this throughout different fundraiser activities where we interacted with other people and let them know about our cause. Because of our help, new cages and improvements are being made to the zoo. We still have plans for the future of the zoo, in which we will even collaborate in the form of handiwork

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#6 – Fabretto

American Nicaraguan School

Room 621

Essential Question:

What are ways to improve education in your country?

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Impact Statement:

We have served about 360 students from Colegio Felix Ruben Garcia. By the end of March we are going to donate money in the form of shoes to the kids in this school. We have been able to collect this money by doing several fundraisers and asking for donations. Our main goal is to help underdeveloped communities like Felix Ruben Garcia; we want them to have the opportunity to have a better education.

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Workshop Description:

This project is about helping students with little resources to have an (about) equal education to someone who has more economic resources. Our plan is not only to help by giving them text books (and such things), but also have a relationship with these students. We want to get to know kids independently and learn about their individual life. We want a first hand experience to the life of a person who cannot afford a high-quality education, Fabretto provides that for us. The organization not only helps us expand our knowledge about this issue, but it also helps the students from poorer schools to learn about us, hence having a relationship between each other. We want to act as their role models, so they aspire to be better and help to the development of Nicaragua.

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#7 – Eco School Accreditation

The Columbus School

Room 622

Essential Question:

How can we become an ECO School to furhter reduce the carbon footprint of our community?
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Impact Statement:

ECOlumbus inititiaves have successfully served the entire student and teacher population at Columbus School since 2012, and lowered it’s carbon footpring, by using strategies such as recycling and reducing paper, plastic, and batteries, and creating educational campaigns around important issues such as carbon footprint and water shortages.
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Workshop Description:

In this workshop, participants will learn about the ECO Schools accreditation process, including background, seven steps, and how this involves the whole community in lowering carbon footprint. We will share how the process is going in our school, and teach you how to use the framework in your school in order to win the Silver, Bronze or Green Flag Awards for going ECO.  Together, we will create a Padlet interactive image to help us share plans, and develop ideas to become greener schools.

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#8 – Reforestation

Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Room 623

Essential Question:

How can conserving the rainforest improve our lives?

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Impact Statement:

We successfully tried to convince Cacaosuyo to become a B-Corp which will impact them and the customers they serve. We are spreading awareness by selling their chocolates at our school and educating people about the impacts of deforestation in the rainforest.

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Workshop Description:

Our project main focus in our group is the deforestation, How can conserving our rainforest improve our lives?, we are reforestation. Deforestation is a big issue in the world so we needed to do something big to help, so after searching, our goal is to convince different companies to become a B-corp, eco friendly companies who are give a certificate for recognition. We paired up with Cacaosuyo, a peruvian company which produces chocolates. We convinced them to give some small chocolates to sell at school and the money we collect would go to Amazon Aid to help stop the deforestation, and with that action, Cacaosuyo would become a B-Corp, and if our plan goes well we might convince other and bigger companies to become a B-Corp. We are going to teach others about the importance of the rainforest, and all the products that come from the rainforest.

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#9 – RISE Kids – Rising Above Insecurity

Balboa Academy

Room 624

Essential Question:

Teaching gender equality at an early age, narrows the gender gap in the future.

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Impact Statement:

The problem is that in the third world countries children do not receive the same opportunity or equal skills needed to obtain an education that will one day help them achieve anything they want in life and aspire to become whatever they want to be.

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Workshop Description:

By educating the future generation we can help prevent the problems women and men are exposed to nowadays. We think in order to create equality for both genders, both men and women should rise together and that is why we developed our project Rise Kids in which we educate both girls and boys. We think every child deserves an education and by strengthening their academic background, their skill set, as well as their knowledge of equity and it’s meaning will help children become successful adults. RISE Kids hopes to contribute to this by integrating itself in communities and providing the necessary help in order to improve such abilities; informing, educating and building a promising youth. To develop such project we attend a school in El Chorrillo, an area in Panama that is submerged in poverty, and we teach both English and gender equality lessons. We plan to create a generation where gender discrimination is no longer an issue by promoting self esteem activities and teaching every kid that gender does not define them or their access to education.

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