We are students of SK Rantau Petronas, Terengganu.
This year, we led a social impact project in our school, “Clean Toilet, Healthy Life”, 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 problem of cleanliness and hygiene in our school toilets. We noticed the condition of the toilets are smelly, slippery, and dirty. Toilet cleanliness is very important because an unclean toilet could become a breeding ground for germs and bacteria.
We addressed this problem by educating our school community on the importance of toilet cleanliness. We provided our school toilets with proper cleaning supplies, indoor plants, fans, and air ventilators. We established a weekly schedule for each class to take turns cleaning the toilets. Students at our school are excited because they got to be part of the campaign and feel a sense of responsibility to take good care of the toilets.
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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