The B!G Idea Dashboard > Team > Team Borris – Borris Vocational School

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

As a team we decided to focus on climate change because it is an enormous problem in today's world if we do not produce a solution for climate change it could lead to entire nations being wiped out. As climate change is getting more serious, we decided to choose this topic

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

We now know that millions of people must walk a long distance every day to get water The Last Decade Was the Hottest in 125,000 Years. CO2 Is at Its Highest in 2 million Years. We Are Losing 1.2 trillion Tons of Ice Each Year. 40% of the 783 million people in the sub-Saharan region are without access to clean drinking water Sub-Saharan region We have learnt that having no water near his house is stopping him from achieving his dreams of becoming a professional soccer player because he spends a lot of time walking to get water and doesn’t get enough water to keep him well hydrated

What have you learnt about your Hero?

what we learned about uvwevev Uvwevwev loves soccer and can't play because he has no ball or not enough nutrition to be a professional We learned that uvwevwev is passionate about climate change because his hot climate is drying up his beloved water and needs it to be hydrated and must walk such a distance to find fresh water

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

If we could improve our hero's life by doing one thing it would be to give him clean running water. He could use this water to drink and grow crops on his farm.

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 digging canals and an irrigation system throughout Africa using water from the sea. We would build filters into these canals to take the salt out of the water and to make the water clean. This means that we can bring clean water to every part of Africa, which will mean that people won't have to walk to wells every day and will make their lives a lot easier. It will also reduce the number of diseases and deaths throughout the continent because the water will be clean. This will help our hero by giving him clean water to drink and water to use for crops on his farm. He can then earn more money from his farm and will money to train to get better at soccer and pursue his dream.

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

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