We, the students of grade 11 have organized an event called ‘Global Odyssey’. This is an event to exhibit learning across subjects from Humanities including business management, psychology, ITGS, Economics, Global Politics. We were focusing on the concepts of Globalisation, Innovation, and Ethics. There were various teams like entertainment, food, logistics, fashion and tourism, finance and decoration team. I was appointed as the event coordinator for the event. This vibrant and engaging event includes different stalls where one can take part in numerous games, activities, finger-licking food and buy fancy accessories. The groups had come up with ideas inculcating the subject concepts to showcase their learning. Some part of the money collected will be donated to MISSING GIRL CHILD, a public awareness campaign which aims to sensitize the populace to the plight of millions of little girls who are trafficked for sexual exploitation. Working locally and globally, the campaign done by the organization is educating individuals and communities to put an end to this modern-day slavery. The group 3 subjects quite interest me which encouraged me to do this event. The main purpose was to showcase our learning of classes through a creative platform.
Learning outcomes achieved:
L3: Initiate and plan a CAS experience
We had to plan the whole event, from scratch, which included handling all the different teams and their requirements. The event took place on 14th February 2019 and we started our planning from 14th January 2019. In the first week, we coordinated with the teacher in charges to understand the requirements of the event and made it all clear to the groups. The next week all the groups had been brainstorming with ideas what they intended to put into execution through the event. Though there were some groups who weren’t able to finish the work, we made sure to sit with them and help them to get away out of the problem and finish their tasks on time.
I was really committed towards this event from the first day as it felt really engaging and helped us to put our subject concepts in real life. Also, a small part of the money earned was donated in NGO which works for a Noble cause. This made me more enthusiastic about working for the event. We didn’t miss any meetings and made sure to encourage other groups to make through the deadlines. There were times when we had to sit with the groups individually to help them in the thought process. Even though there were many difficulties that we had to face, we were able to deal with all of them and make this event possible. Determination led to the success of the event.
10% of the money earned was donated to a renowned NGO ‘Missing girls’.This is a non-profit organization using art and technology for social change. It spreads awareness about human trafficking and also takes actions to stop these practices. Human trafficking has always been a serious global issue. This organization came to our school and informed us about sex trafficking and even have their app: Missing girls. We were moved by what this organization did, and so we decided to donate our earnings to them and be a part to stop human trafficking.
We had chosen to remain ethical whatever may come. We made sure to adhere to this and the groups had also helped us by making the customers gain trust towards us. We had made sure to minimize the wastage of resources so that the environment is not harmed. We had also built an image of the event such that the people had been known to the idea of money being donated to the missing girl child organization.