Throughout their lives, children keep hearing about great issues of the modern world – be it global warming, pollution or deforestation. Somehow, all of these statements we hear seem to have a rather blaming tone to them. As if the damage wasn't made gradually many years before. Nevertheless, the question should not be “Whose fault, is it?” but “What can we do about it?” While these issues should impact everyone equally, young people are especially affected as it concerns their future the most.
Therefore, Design for Change gave young leaders of this year's Student Council an opportunity to speak up on what they feel strongly about.
It was decided that the first project is going to work on the problem of deforestation. From there, the PlantOx Project was created. Everyone worked hard for plantations, sharing the ideas and collaborating with like-minded organizations to plant more oxygen for a better future. Join and support our young leaders as they restlessly work on making a change for a better world!!
Leia along with 10 volunteers from different parts of Lima planted 17 trees in Chosica, San Juan de Lurigancho, and Central Lima. They bought middle-sized trees and plants, took their tools, and went to places to plant them!SEE PHOTOS
DFC Luxembourg had two DFC workshops and the Story of Change that came out was to support the PlantOx Project. So, 11 children planted 6 trees (3 apple and 3 mirabelle trees, which are all regional/local fruit tree variations) on 20th of November which is also the National Day of the Tree in Luxembourg.SEE PHOTOS
Maria Clara has planted 100 trees at Juca Batista Ecological Park with the help of other organizational partners, neighbours, and students from public schools.SEE PHOTOS
Sofia got 110 saplings planted by the children across the school. She is also working on creating humidity sensors for automatic irrigation systems with her team of robotics.SEE PHOTOS VIEW ON INSTAGRAM
Daniel created a two-day event by giving away saplings and having an online plantation.SEE PHOTOS VIEW ON INSTAGRAM
Yasmin got these trees planted with the help of her family in Sudan.SEE PHOTOS
Grace planted fruit trees and children have formed an environment club to take care of the trees by watering them.SEE PHOTOS
Tijana received a grant of 400 $ to plant trees in Serbia. Along with 11 volunteers, she planted 40 trees in her community. Friends and DFC Serbia country partners helped and all of the community was happy to see work done right by the Danube.SEE PHOTOS
Obi Stanley has planted 10 trees with his school friendsSEE PHOTOS