MTW Influences in My Community

Written by Emmanuel Woma

Get Global is a fantastic education programme which is run in schools, through Move the World. This program has impacted much in the life of the students and the community. I believe the Get Global programme is greatly needed, first by imparting knowledge about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the students and also by how the goals are linked together.

Move the World has impacted my life as a facilitator by teaching me more about the SDGs and am also happy to impact that to the students. The SDGs are very important to the students because it helps students understand about the the challenges in their country and community and how they can be solved.

As Move the World we are trying to end some problems in my community as a whole. And this is been impacted into the youth and students who are the future leaders in the community.
I thought I would just mention some project we work with alongside the youth and how they influence the community

1. SDG 1: Business Training through Jewellery making. Students learn how to reduce poverty in the community through creativity and bracelet making.

2. SDG 2: Project Grow a Bean. This project to aims at reducing hunger in the community by teaching students how to grow a bean plant from an empty coconut shell, soil and water.

3. SDG 3: Mindfulness Practice. This practice is taught to encourage the good health and wellbeing of the people in the community through active meditation and breathing techniques. Focusing on our bodies as our instruments of success.

4. SDG 4: Power of Education. Students are taught some wonderful quotes from great personalities throughout history and how they impact todays world. Students also have the opportunity to make a buddy friend with a younger student to foster growth and mentorship.

5. SDG 5: Humans Together. Gender Equality is a challenging subject which we introduce to help the youth understand what equality means and give them an understanding that although we have differences we are all equal.

6. SDG 6: StreetsmART. StreetsmART is a clean up and recycling exercise in the community that focuses on students personal responsibility of their surroundings.

The question you may be asking is ‘how this project influences the community if we only work with students?’
The answer is yes we work alongside students; but the students go out and teach friends and family in the community which helps us influence the community as a whole.

“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” – Dalia Lama

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