Workshop Session #3

Workshop Session # 3

Forma Futuro

Room # 201

Global Issue:

Poverty and Education for All

“Colegio Bolivar”

 

Essential Question

How will a vocational orientation program help students have a greater clarity regarding their higher level education?

Impact Statement

We have successfully reached the lives of 20 students of the Institución Educativa de Pance (Cali, Colombia) with the goal of orienting them towards their near future through vocational test, public institutional visits, practices for Colombian standardized tests, and meeting from professionals of the student’s dream job. During the rest of the year, we plan to have more institutional visits, and have a “morning internship” in a company, or a workplace, according to the student’s interest.

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FormaFuturo is a project designed by 13 students from Colegio Bolivar with the common goal to help orientate students from the Institución Educativa de Pance in Cali, Colombia throughout their search for higher-level education. Opportunities for people living in vulnerable conditions are scarce regarding education, so we decided to guide this group of students find their vocation. We divided our project into five committees: Vocational, Pre-ICFES, Institutions, Trabajando, and Guests of Honor, each one with a specific objective that would help us reach our main goal. To carry this action plan out, we have reached out for support from Colegio Bolivar, as well as from universities and technical institutes.

Our plan for sustainability is to raise awareness of the project around school and invite people to keep this plan going for the future seniors of this or other public schools in Cali or any part of the world. We are making a true change in the lives of these students, for which the Institución Educativa de Pance is interested in making this project viable for the upcoming graduating classes. We know that doing fundraisers, contacting different institutions and gathering professionals to give the students motivational talks is not enough for the project to be sustainable and keep it going for years to come. The idea is for this to be something that the next GIN classes can continue working and building upon the impact we have made with these students.

In the presentation, the audience will learn about education issues in Colombia, causes, and effects of this problem related to poverty. We are going to explain our research about public education and the lack of opportunities that young people in vulnerable conditions have to study after high school. We are going to share the way that we approach this issue in rural public school developing activities in 5 committees to inspire students to dream with a technical or professional school after high school. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1EmhvgO-QrNb9YzavuQV2EVMWO2PhPeiV-bmhQf2y2wA/edit?usp=sharing

Project Valentina: Providing 3D-Printed Prosthetics

Room # 105

Global Issue:

Digital Divide

“Belo Horizonte”

 

Essential Question

How can the EABH GIN Club raise awareness about the possibility of employing 3D-printing technology to create prosthetic members and make a local-global impact by donating low-cost prosthesis to those in need?

Impact Statement

We have successfully helped a total of 4 people in 2 and a half years by using an online platform to model the hands called STL, a 3D-printer, and other tools to build the prosthetics; the strategy of cooperation between the group members and a coordinated division of tasks and the methods of structuring the hands with the help of thermal molding and also stringing to accomplish our goal of effectively providing our community with 3D technology.

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Project Valentina has been a life-changing experience for teenage students from the American School of Belo Horizonte. It has been a great opportunity for citizens to benefit from the innovative technique of 3D printing and building the prosthetic hands has been a challenging and informative experience to the GIN students. Our main aspiration is to be able to help and aid as many people as we can, with the proposal of doing small acts of generosity and increasing people’s quality of life. The prosthetic hands are items that have the potential to change an individual’s life entirely, as the possibility to perform motor actions with the amputated member represent a perform simple daily life actions, which may sound a little extreme, but for people with such disabilities, being able to do actions such as lifting a cup of hugging a family member with is very special and unique. The first experience of making a prosthetic hand was probably the most remarkable one. The students struggled a lot with the processes involving stringing the fingers and correcting the hand’s imperfections, as it takes very meticulous actions and moves in order to have the hand functioning perfectly. However, completing the hand was completely worth it. Valentina’s mom recorded her daughter moving with the hand, and the girl couldn’t be happier with her new hand. The group members were immensely touched by the success of the project, and Valentina’s smile was the concrete proof of our progress.

Project Valentina’s focus is to ensure that people with less access to technology benefit from technological innovations, therefore the global issue that most closely relates to the this GIN Project is digital divide. Especially in developing countries, such as Brazil and our neighboring nations in Latin America, communities do not have direct access to up-to-date information and are not aware of technologies that could increase their well-being. EABH GIN Club’s proposal is to help people with arms, forearms and non-functioning hands and to raise awareness about the possibility of employed 3D-printing technology to create prosthetic members. The process of 3D printing is still very unknown and many people are not able to benefit from it. The opportunity to connect these people with such an innovative product is very rewarding, and our group members are proud to be part of such an incredible project.

Waste Reduction in Schools

Room # 102

Global Issue:

Climate Change

“Catherine Cook”

 

Essential Question

How can reduce waste to get closer to being a carbon-neutral school?

Impact Statement

We have successfully educated around 800 people by June 2019 by creating a wide variety of bold strategies, and resourceful methods. These include a homemade tracker(which we used to educate peers about the importance of a close loop garbage solution), a zero-waste lunchroom program, and no Eco-Friendly skills elective.

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The purpose of our project is to take action within our school community to: 1) Reduce waste 2) Improve recycling efforts 3) Replace disposal items with reusable products For our project, we engineered a GPS tracker to track where our recycling goes. We also conducted an audit of our school’s waster and recycling in order to write a set of recommendation to present to our school’s administration and board. These recommendation outline a 3-year plan for reducing waste and carbon out, moving our school closer to carbon neutrality. In order to create excitement and educate students at the same time, we taught a student-run elective about how to make eco-friendly cleaning products, bags, and reusable food storage products.

It is our hope that the School Board of Trustees will adopt some or all of our recommendations for waste reduction. By involving the adults in our school who how long-term, decision-making power and financial resources, we hope to sustain a focus on reaching carbon neutrality for many years to come.

Part 1: Background Research (5 minutes) In this part, we will share research and history about climate change, consumerism, and the importance of reducing waste. Part 2: Project Presentation (15 minutes) Next, we will share our project, how we got, started, what we did, and our next steps, including photos, a demo of our tracking device, and examples of projects from the eco-friendly skills workshops. Part 3: Active Participation (30 minutes) Our participants will get the chance to do an audit of their school and to begin compiling a set of recommendations to make to their own schools after the conference. We will give them the tools to do a self-assessment of their own school and to think about areas in which their schools could make positive changes in order to reduce waste and carbon outputs.

Leadership

Room # 203

Global Issue:

Climate Change

“Columbus”

 

Essential Question

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Stop It’s The C.O.P (Community Outreach Program)

Room # 103

Global Issue:

Poverty

“Kingston”

 

Essential Question

How can we create meaningful impact in our community through volunteering?

Impact Statement

We have successfully served 94 students and staff by April 15, 2019, using fundraising techniques and awareness campaigns to accomplish our goal of alleviating the stress placed on teachers at the Shady Grove Basic School who did not have adequate teaching equipment and students who are now able to learn in a slightly more comfortable environment.

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2. Our C.O.P (Community Outreach Program) of Gin focuses on cultivating the communities interest into out GIN program. They work on spreading the name so we can gather new members for our team and be capable of more. They also focus on the fundraising for our projects. So when we have an idea to actually help our community they have the funds already so we can act on it faster and create a difference without the worries of having economic issues.

Our first plan on being sustainable is spreading the word, we are going to make the public aware of who we are and what we are here to do. We are going to do this by putting up posters and showing projects we have done in the past, host small events that everyone can participate in so we can personally interact with everyone and fill them in on our future plans. As leaders who want to a strong relationship with their peers we ask them to inform us of what they would like to speak out about, we then discuss and work forward into achieving our goal.

Our GIN project was not to only work within our school community but also throughout the surrounding community. We have accomplished raising awareness and fundraised for a man incorrectly diagnosed with the wrong form of cancer in which his insurance company was unwilling to cover the money he needed in order to get treatment. We also fundraised to buy teaching supplies for a neighbouring school, The Shady Grove Basic School. Our learning goals for this workshop is to start a conversation about the inequalities faced by those in nearby communities.

We care, We share

Room # 204

Global Issue:

Education for All

“OLM”

 

Essential Question

How can solidarity impact the largest number of people and change people’s lives?

Impact Statement

We have successfully served our community by creating a program in which high school students serve others in different ways for the exercise of solidarity. In order to accomplish the Catholic mission of our school, the Community Service Component is incorporated into the high school curriculum. The program has a great impact on two different groups: the students, who act as volunteers, and the people they interact with, who are basically underprivileged children, elders, the disabled and animals at risk. Little by little, students understand their role as responsible citizens who can positively impact the lives of their neighbors and community, as well as their own lives in terms of keeping the seeds of solidarity growing. Likewise, the people that interact with the students get not only material assistance, but also the joy of experiencing a more loving world, where people actually care about others.

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One major goal of the community service project is to bring awareness of the importance of serving others and fighting for a fair and equal society. The project aims to extend participation to other segments of the school community. The more people immerse themselves into activities, the more the community members will develop a sense of what needs to be done so that this society becomes a reality. Over the last three years, we have seen a growing number of parents willing to serve the community and school as volunteers. This behavior may be the result of the experience that the students have in and out of school activities, especially high school students who have been sharing their experiences with their families. The major challenge is to find time and partnerships for students, parents and members of the school community, so that they can donate their time and talents. Although there are unlimited opportunities, sometimes institutions follow schedules that do not match our students’ or school members’.

As a Catholic school, with serving others incorporated into the mission of the Church, we want to put into practice the call to service. The Religion Department coordinates the community service project, which is mainly part of the high school curriculum, but not exclusive to it. In that attempt, we feel the need and challenge to involve more members of the school community. There is a need to empower community members, so that more people will be engaged. Our major goal, therefore, is to keep a growing number of people and projects without loosing the partnerships we already have. Despite the fact that a lot has been accomplished, there is still a need to find activities and projects or institutions for members of all age levels.

1- The audience will be able to interact through a puzzle in order to understand the importance of helping others and they will grasp the importance of the Community Service Project at OLM in these past 20 years and counting. 2- The audience will be able to identify who the OLM school is and its mission. 3- The audience will identify the history of the Community Service Project. 4- The audience will be able to compare the structure developed through the years with the implementation of new partnerships. 5- The audience will be able to recognize the scope of the Estenda Sua Mão Project (The apple of OLM’s eye) 6- The audience will be able to list the benefits of Community Service: altruism, social skills & health benefits. 7- The audience will be able to comprehend the steps for the implementation of the Project in their schools. LINK: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1M_2MfoQLjDO68bjnOikCiC3zqVzwMdmmvlAkWWW08O0/edit?usp=sharing

INFANCIA ALEGRE: Raising funds and awareness

Room # 106

Global Issue:

Massive Step-Up In The Fight Against Poverty

“Santo Domingo”

 

Essential Question

How can we help underprivileged kids with Cancer?

Impact Statement

We have successfully served over 100children with cancer by April 2019 by organizing a blood drive, which raised over 50 pints. We, did this buy creating a multimedia campaign and designing a donor commitment plan. We have also raised funds for “Amigos Contra el Cancer Infantil”, a foundation who provides treatment and recovery accommodations for them.

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Our goal is to help underprovided children with cancer by providing much needed blood for transfusions (free of cost), as well as creating kits containing basic hygiene products and some kind of entertainment for hospitalized patients and their families in order to make their stay a little more comfortable. We have raised blood, funds and awareness for FUNDACION AMIGOS CONTRA EL CANCER INFANTIL, a foundation which provides free treatment and accommodation for underprivileged children. We have also prepared goody bags and helped out at the Christmas party they hold for the children and had a very successful fundraising strategy to gather funds for our next steps. We faced challenges convincing people to donate blood (since we are underage and cannot do so ourselves) and getting sponsorship, which we definitely need in order to make out project sustainable.

We will make the blood drive an annual event at our school, “pass the torch” to the following junior class as part of their community service, and continue raising awareness of the importance of donating blood in order to motivate other organizations to create drives of their own.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Our goal is to help underprovided children with cancer by providing much needed blood for transfusions (free of cost), as well as creating kits containing basic hygiene products and some kind of entertainment for hospitalized patients and their families in order to make their stay a little more comfortable. We have raised blood, funds and awareness for FUNDACION AMIGOS CONTRA EL CANCER INFANTIL, a foundation which provides free treatment and accommodation for underprivileged children. We have also prepared goody bags and helped out at the Christmas party they hold for the children and had a very successful fundraising strategy to gather funds for our next steps. We faced challenges convincing people to donate blood (since we are underage and cannot do so ourselves) and getting sponsorship, which we definitely need in order to make out project sustainable. LEARNING GOALS: 1) Examine the challanges underpriviled families experience when faced with cancer 2) Analyze effective advertising and marketing strategies in order to raise funds and awareness, applicable for any GIN project. LINK: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RSEsrYLKg6c1RFngniUvlC_ysa_pTusQFcb4cYguG8w/edit?usp=sharing

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