We are students of SK Taman Bersatu, Kuala Kedah, Kedah.
This year, we led a social impact project in our school, “Stay Safe Online”, 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 cyber safety in our school community. Many students actively use social media where they share personal information and photos, but are unaware of cyber safety. Cyber threats against children are a serious issue, but even teachers at our school have become victims of online scams.
We addressed this problem by appointing 5 students as ambassadors of cyber safety. They collaborated with other schools and gave talks to students on how to stay safe online. We spread awareness to the community through the radio, newspapers, social media and by distributing flyers at public markets. Our project has also been highlighted by RTM News and we got to collaborate with various NGOs, PDRM, and Kastam Malaysia.
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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