We are students of SK Sultan Ismail, Terengganu.
This year, we led a social impact project in our school, “Let’s Be Safe”, 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 child safety in our school community. We noticed that young students in our community become engaged in aimless and unsafe activities after school hours while waiting for their parents or school buses to pick them up from school. They are prone to getting hurt, kidnapped or hit by vehicles. It is a major problem in our school and other schools in Malaysia.
We addressed this problem by launching our “Let’s Be Safe” campaign. Among the ways we encouraged safe after-school activities was to offer board games at the school. We held informative talks for the community, established a waiting hall for students within the school compound, and we also designed and created a special safety vest for students who walk, cycle, or ride on the back of motorcycles to get home from school. It was important for us to create the safety vest as there are none in the market that are sized for children.
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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