We are students of SMK Sanzac, Sabah.
This year, we led a social impact project in our school, “C’mon, Let’s Read!”, as part of the I CAN SCHOOL CHALLENGE 2019.
The purpose of the challenge was to build a financially sustainable and scalable business model covering one of the 12 different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We chose to tackle the poor reading culture in our school community. We noticed that students in our school did not bother to read the books in the school resource centre though there are lots of interesting books available such as comics and magazines. We feel so sad seeing the students go to the resource centre not to read but to chit chat with their friends or play some indoor games.
We addressed this problem by running a program called “C’mon Let’s Read!” where we created our own reading materials (comic booklet) which are illustrated by us. The story line is based on our friend’s Muhammad Danish Agunawan’s anti single-use plastic campaign and our seniors experiences, NurSalwani binti Sabdani and Muhammad Ikhwan bin Musa who had proposed five amazing ideas on how to inspire kindness in our school. We chose to create stories close to the students’ heart to make it easier for low reading proficiency students to build up their confidence as well as their language skills.
Out of 86 participating teams in the I CAN Challenge, we placed in the TOP 10 and were selected to represent Malaysia in the I CAN Children’s Global Summit 2019 in Rome, Italy.
Now, we need your help! We are fundraising for 5 members of our team and 1 chaperone teacher to travel to Rome. The summit will take place on the 26th-30th November 2019.
I CAN is a 4-day international gathering of more than 2,000 students from 60+ countries empowered with the I CAN mindset. It serves as a global platform to showcase their stories of change and the ways they have positively impacted their communities across the world.
The celebration is also packed with talks, workshops and exhibitions especially designed to further instill in children the belief and courage that they have the ability to take action and make the world a better place.
With your help, we will get the opportunity to present our project on a global stage!
We are looking forward to engage in 4 days of CommUNITY, Collaboration, Creative Solutions, Inspiration, and Impact!
Goal 1 - Travel expenses for 5 students and 1 chaperone teacher. Amount Needed: MYR35,145.00
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