Thursday 7 April, 10h15

Africa is in need of ICT in its schools
Presented by: John Thöle
School/Organization: Edunova
Location: Room 1
Access to technology can be made possible with the help of donors, government and the business sector. However, the sustainability of this ICT remains a serious issue in Africa and in many cases the ICT installed in schools is quickly disused and falls into disrepair.  The reasons for this are numerous and it seems essential that a more entrepreneurial approach toward sustaining these ICT environments is needed.  Edunova argues that young adults and recent school leavers can use these facilities to generate income and, at the same time, ensure that the facilities are maintained and operational.  This workshop will outline a working model and will also invite students to share their ideas as to how they could make some money, whilst supporting the school ICT environment, out of IT labs in schools. The key challenges for education in Africa lies in the access to information, the development of skills and the sustaining of the ICT environments in schools.

Livro Aberto Project
Presented by: Beatriz Portugal Martins and Yaara Rawjee
School/Organization: American International School of Mozambique
Location: Room 15
Students at AISM present  how problems of illiteracy are tackled through puppet shows, performance, singing and story telling. Bringing a community together through the art of story telling.

What are the best practices for engaging students in learning about Global Issues?
Presented by: Chris McBride and Kathy Chromicz
School/Organization: GI-ANTS
Location: Room 2
A forum for teachers/CAS coordinators to discuss what has worked with their students to engage them in discussions and learning about Global Issues.

How do we support children and young adults with their education?
Presented by: Victorine Bosque, Haseeb Afzal-Rahman, Sohani Jayaratne; Eesha Rashid
School/Organization: American International School of Johannesburg
Location: Room 14
This workshop will focus on various techniques for tutoring children and young adults.  We will cover the 7 steps of tutoring as well as the pitfalls to avoid when assisting students.

How can one use a sporting to raise awareness about Global Issues?
Presented by: ISK Team 1
School/Organization: International School of Kenya
Location: Room 3
At ISK we organize an annual fundraising event called Goals to Go (inspired by Hoops for Hope). Come and find out what this event is all about and how you can plan one too.

How can we reforest Madagascar and at the same time provide the local community with jobs?
Presented by: Dayana Djankou ; Matthew Van Schalkwyk; Tiana Randriaharimalala and Michael Randrianavony
School/Organization: American School of Antananarivo
Location: Room 4
Madagascar has lost 90% of its primary forests. Our presentation will be centered around reforestation projects in Madagascar and how the principle can be applied in other places. The audience will play a fun game to increase their understanding of the role trees play in the environment and how they affect the world we live in.

How do we make music out of waste?
Presented by: Alex Fletcher, Craig Cullen, Zuva Donduro and Drew
School/Organization: American International School of  Mozambique
Location: Room 9
Inspired by the Blue man group  and  STOMP,  we will  be making great music  using only   industrial waste materials and old tools.

How can creativity be used to advocate for global issues?
Presented by: Mira Korb, Sabine Henry, Tyron Trokis, and Nadia Owuor
School/Organization: International School of Uganda
Location: Room 5
While natural resources can be easily depleted, creativity knows no limit. Presenters will share real examples of creativity in action from their recent Purpose Driven Art (P.D.A.) event. A slideshow will showcase highlights, followed by brainstorming and discussion.


Thursday 7 April, 11h30

Collect and Create:  How can we use recycled materials to create games that teach children?
Presented by: Salome Gass, Mercedes Recalde, Britt Turner, Kelsey Craig, and Evyn Papworth
School/Organization: American International School of Lusaka
Location: Room 4
Come learn how to create your own educational games from recycled materials and teach children new skills.  In this workshop, we will explain how we have used recycled materials to teach math and English at a local school.  Make actual teaching tools and take away ideas for constructing and inventing more.

How do you create long-term sustainable solutions that grows exponentially?
Presented by: Biruk Terrefe, Manisha Venkat and Matthew Norley
School/Organization: Lincoln Community School
Location: Room 5
Explosive Exponential Expansion: What if there was a formula to bring about change rapidly? How do you start with one child and affect 1,000’s within 3 months? Our presentation will offer a range of activities in which to explore sustainable solutions for various Global Issues using the “Plastic Plague” as a template.

How do we make dead waste come alive?
Presented by: Robert Fletcher and Sophia Kingsbury
School/Organization: American International School of Mozambique
Location: Room 2
We will be building a living wall, using recycled plastic water bottles and indigenous plants. In this workshop we will construct a sample wall after what they have seen on a PowerPoint demonstration about the creation of these walls.

How can we help poor and illiterate people to have access to clean water, using solar energy?
Presented by: Sanya Ramnauth, Imran Akbaraly, Ted Nijimbere
School/Oraganization: American School of Antananarivo
Location: Room 3
We will begin the presentation with a short iMovie, portraying students at  ASA relating facts about water in Madagascar. Following, we will illustrate the problems with freshwater around the world and Madagascar. We will present our contribution to eliminate these problems and engage the audience in some activities.

In My Shoes (Living in poverty)
Presented by: Sophia Graybill, Kuki Noordam, Ipshiti Moitra and Christine Landherr
School/Organization: International Community School of Addis Ababa
Location: Room 9
We’ll play a game where students will have only "limited resources" in which they will have to "live off of". This activity will help to enhance students understanding of what it is like living in poverty.

Raising awareness as an essential step in building a sustainable project
Presented by: Nikhil Dominic, Rachel Castelino
School/Organization: American International School of Johannesburg
Location: Room 14
This workshop aims to explore strategies used in our school to raise awareness for a successful service project.

GI-ANTS  - Advisors, teachers
Presented by: Michael Lees
School/Organization: GI-ANTS
Location: Room 1
As advisors and teachers of global issues and service learning, we are passionate about what we do but we find we are often flying solo.  Join other like-minded educators in this 45-minute session designed as an open forum to share some of our greatest triumphs and most frustrating challenges in our pursuit to expose our kids to the realities of the world around them.  Come with your experiences and ideas and leave with a renewed sense of purpose and a network of others with whom you can connect in the future.

How can we promote partnerships through local service summits?
Presented by: Himayini Sharma, Camila Charsley Daza, Tinashe Mudumo, Daniel Mboweni, Kuda Sibanda, DoHwa (Jina) Kim, Batsirai Matiza, Bisrat Afework and Allison Lunianga
School/Organization: Harare International School
Location: Room 15
Sponsoring a local service summit can create new partnerships with schools in our own countries. This workshop describes a path to planning a local service summit to be held next school year. Together we will discuss improvements and map other ideas that GISS 2011 schools could use when returning to home countries. Let’s create a long-term working connection between us.

Thursday 7 April, 15h15

Identifying, Planning, Implementing and Sustaining humanitarian projects
Presented by: Natascha Yogachandra, IB Diploma graduate, Freshman at NYU
School/Organization: New York University, New York, USA
Location: Room 1
Service to our fellow human beings is a wonderful way to build passion, confidence, initiative, and leadership among youths. It provides benefits for both those providing the services and those receiving the service. This workshop will present  how to identify the needs in the community or any humanitarian projects and how to develop a plan that is realistic and can be achieved and sustained. The speaker will discuss some of her recent projects to change the world one child at a time and how they are being sustained.

Slim for the Slums! Poverty in our Backyard
Presented by: Natasha Kariuki and Kelvin Njeru (Leaders) All other students will lead the groups.
School/Organization: Brookhouse International School
Location: Room 2
The audience will be divided into 4 slums and engage audience by way of a short video on different slums. Activity cards with problems each slum faces will be distributed and the slum members will work together to design  sustainable solutions. The question to be answered is what are young people doing to control the ever present and “vicious cycle of poverty”.

MAPS: What’s the issue and what can be done?
Presented by: Ellen Squires, Marcus Price and Serge Konstopel
School/Organization: American International School of Mozambique
Location: Room 9
The group will discuss the history and rationale behind the start up of MAPS (Mozambique Animal Protection Society). What issues it has faced, what impact it has had and why is it important for projects like this to be started in Mozambique and other developing countries. In our interactive activity, we will discuss animal protection issues and make dogs beds and toys for MAPS.

How can young people make a difference in the face of the global issues of hunger and education inequity?
Presented by: Olle Mjengwa, John Mjengwa, Geoffry Sondo
School/Organization: Iringa International School
Location: Room 15
We will open by putting up 4-5 different posters with questions and/or quotations that relate to the issues that are in our presentation.  We will ask that the audience participate in a silent “chalk talk.”  We will also have the audience participate in a game later in the presentation.

How can a school be made more eco-friendly?
Presented by: Huba Mduda, Abbas Alidina, Said Abdallah, Aleksandar Strinic, and Malaika Kapur
School/Organization: International School of Tanganyika
Location: Room 14
We will use a powerpoint presentation and talk about initiatives to reduce disposal water bottles on campus and the celebration of World Water Day.
Talk about long term plans.
Quiz related to general information about water.

Can compost be used as a sustainable solution for the re-use of organic matter?
Presented by: Dakota Saunders and Sharmine Sokataly
School/Organization: American International School of Mozambique
Location: Room 3
We will explain how to make  compost out of re-usable material and why it should be implemented in every household.

Why are women’s health and rights important for everyone?
Presented by: Robin van Dyk, Shea Orth-Moore and Yash Patel
School/Organization: International School of Kenya
Location: Room 4
We will engage our audience in an interactive activity that allows them to explore the importance of woman’s rights and health and they are the solution and not the problem.


Saturday 9 April, 09h15

Stop trafficking of girls and children. End Modern Day Slavery Campaign
Presented by: Natascha Yogachandra, IB Diploma graduate, Freshman NYU
School/Organization: New York University, New York, USA
Location: Room 2
Trafficking Across the globe  - there are over 2.5 million girls and children trafficked each year for the purpose of prostitution. About 1.2 million children every year are trafficked, with over 1 million of those being led directly into prostitution. Natascha Yogachandra has witnessed it, she has talked to these girls and children in Asia and now wants to make a difference. During this workshop, she will present facts, testimonies from her meetings with the victims and details of her mission to stop this human misery.

Passa Bola (invitation only)
Presented by: Maria de Lurdes Mutola
School/Organization: Lurdes Mutola Foundation
Location: Field
Sport is a powerful tool for physical and mental development.
In Mozambique, the Lurdes Mutola Foundation has used the power of football to change attitudes around health and hygiene.  What does it take to be a star athlete like Maria Mutola?  One must train hard, but also eat well, take responsible decisions for one’s health.
In using a child's motivation and dream of being a superstar athlete, the program transforms a life of a child as they transition into a responsible young adult…all through the power of football.
Maria Mutola will demonstrate some of the activities from the approach developed by her Foundation, talk about her life as a disadvantaged Mozambican child with a dream to play sports and her rise to international glory.  There will also be time for Q&A.

How do we ensure authentic participation from students, teachers and parents?
Presented by: Sbusisiwe Sibeko, Alexander Robinson
School/Organization: American International School of Johannesburg
Location: Room 1
The workshop will serve to share effective ways of inspiring and motivating students into doing service willingly and with passion.  Throughout the presentation, we will present students with questions and ask for input.

Education for all
Presented by: Caris Chitlango, Ude Mbolekwa
School/Organization: Christian Academy in Mozambique
Location: Room 9
The audience will be involved in a question and answer session and the break  into groups to discuss how students can help other youth have access to some form of education.

How do you help a community that does not have access to proper secondary education?
Presented by: Michaela Sorensen, Jamie Calderon, Denise Saiete and Mishal Fateally
School/Organization: American International School of Mozambique
Location: Room 14
How the local deaf community uses creativity to generate an income. Participants will be taught some basic sign-language and will make some  items alongside students from the local deaf school.

Living, Loving, Learning...Providing Educational Opportunities
Presented by: Abena Dwumfour, Sheya Ihalainen, Sara Jokinen and Adi Cass
School/Organization: International Community School of Addis Ababa
Location: Room 4
Try to translate your own language and teach it to someone else!  Many vocal games will be played!

How can we portray a global issue through dance?
Presented by: Snehal Acevinkumar, Darienne Hazel, Olivia Vettersand and Craig Cullen
School/Organization: American International School of Mozambique
Location: room 3
We will create a production that will make the public aware of children soldiers through the art of dance.