Healing the world – New Cross College
Team Name

Healing the world – New Cross College

Our Chosen Challenge

Challenge 1 – Climate Change


Space or Place

School Name

New Cross College, Finglas, Dublin 11


Doren Maher

Team Members
Ana Garcia Elyas Hesami Sabastin Omemgbeji Marta Rodriguez Sofia Muela

Why as a team did you choose to focus on this challenge?

Because we wanted to focus on children like Manolo to realize that one billion children are currently at extremely high risk from the effects of climate change. Climate change is not only an environmental crisis, but it also poses an unprecedented threat to the health, nutrition, education, development, survival and future potential of children. Children are the least responsible for climate change, but they are the ones who who will have to deal with most of its impact. Children whose lives are being destroyed by the effects of climate change live in countries whose contribution to this crisis is minimal.

What do you know now about the challenge that you didn't know before?

Now we know a lot more about the challenge. We were aware of global warming and the impact it has on some countries like Congo, but we did not know that as individuals what we do is really meaningful and can change the future of other children like Manolo.

What have you learnt about your Hero?

Raising awareness about the importance of caring for the environment is important for a future in which new generations will have to know how to manage natural resources. There is still time to curb climate change with affordable solutions for the environment and with the implementation of a transition to cleaner economies. From Manolo there are many things to learn from such as courage, effort and constancy of not falling and getting up every morning. It is very hard to have the life you have and not give up easily.

If you could improve one thing for your Hero what would that be?

One thing I would change about my hero would be change the place he lives and give him a better opportunity to think and work with other people to fix this issue of climate change in this planet. Mostly because him and his family are living in terrible conditions in the country and other of that they are getting everyday worse weather because of the climate change.

Do you have any ideas for a potential solution? No matter how raw, share them with your Mentors for feedback.

One solution we are considering is to create an educational centre for Manolo, not only so that he can study and meet people, but also to spend time in the centre. This will help our hero by having the opportunity to work with computers, play games, and have someone to talk.

Ask your Mentor anything …. This is a chance to ask your Mentors a direct question relating to your Big Idea.

What do you think about our idea? It is very ambitious not not impossible.

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