1. SustainabiliTEA: a Story of Change

@Gianyar Room, 4th floor

Presented by: Zhaoyong Zheng, Yiluo Li, Vivian Tsao, Karen Ma, Fiona Sha
GIN Advisors: LeeAnne Lavender
Concordia International School Shanghai

Global Issues- Poverty and Education for All
Essential Question- How can the story of a tea leaf demonstrate the principles of sustainable development, and why is CISS committed to this idea?


Workshop Description:

In 2015, the GIN students at Concordia International School Shanghai began to cultivate a partnership with tea farmers in China’s western Yunnan province. Through the work of dedicated student leaders, organic, fair-trade pu-er tea is now for sale in the CISS community and students are working on a sustainability plan to develop the partnership and build commercial viability for the sale of the product in the larger markets of Shanghai. For the farmers in this remote community, being able to be paid a fair wage for the tea they produce will have meaningful results in terms of lifestyle and access to eduction. CISS students are also working on using proceeds from tea sales to create an education fund that will allow students access to college-level studies. Come hear about our project and see what principles could be applied to a partnership where you live.



2. Workshop Title – BioDIEversity : Is tourism destroying our island?

@Legian Room, 2nd floor

Presented by Tiffany Goo, Halin Yu, Daniel Lee, YooJeong Seh, Skyler Cho
GIN Advisors: Anna Pfeiffer
Korean International School Jeju

Global Issue- Biodiversity and Ecosystem Losses
Essential Question- How do you protect the biodiversity and culture of a community that depends on tourism?


Workshop Description:

Jeju, the island of peace, is the southernmost part of South Korea, which works as a bridge between the continent of Asia, Japan, and East Asia. Jeju Island was nominated for the New 7 Wonders of Nature, and Unesco registered Jeju Island as a world natural heritage site. As Jeju is both beautiful and serene, it has become a very popular tourist destination in the past decade. Currently over 13 million tourists flock to Jeju annually. With the expectation for tourists to rise to 20 million by 2025, Jeju is heavily dominated by the industry. However, every year, this massive tourism begets 70,000 tons of trash.

Over the past years since becoming a tourist center of South Korea, Jeju not only lost the healthy biodiversity, but faced declination of Haenyeo culture also. Heavily dependent upon the biodiversity in order to maintain life and culture of Mul-Jil (diving to harvest sea products), Haenyeo culture is gradually lost as the source of living and a chance of continuing the culture is indiscreetly influenced by remnants of the tourism.

In order to protect the distinct culture and environment of Jeju, we have taken action to help our students learn, change and contribute! As a club we have worked to raise awareness for the environmental and cultural concerns affecting our community by offering students opportunities to learn about the amazing island they live on, interact with cultural representatives, and help improve our waterfront. In our workshop we will discuss the issues facing other schools and explore the ways that clubs can take steps to protect the cultural and environmental elements that make their communities unique.




3. Bye Bye Plastic Bags

@Kintamani room, 2nd floor

IMG_5954by Mya Steere, Max Raymond, Soo Bin Oh, Stefany Bourgeois, Anna Cherel, Libby Setiadi
GIN advisor: Sakina Brik
Bali Island School

Global Issue- Biodiversity and Ecosystem Losses
Essential Question -Why is it important to raise awareness regarding plastic bags and what are alternative uses?


Workshop Description:

We strive to educate the Balinese people on alternative uses of plastic bags, setting our goal to have the island say NO to plastic bags by 2018. To illustrate and raise awareness on our target, we will be creating an art piece using recycled plastic bags and other plastic materials. Students will contribute to this project by signing and painting the canvas using different techniques with the plastic bags. The final product will be displayed in numerous places in hopes of raising awareness on this issue, as well as spreading our campaign.



4. Saving Our Campus Rainforest

@Bedugul Room, 2nd floor

Presented by: Julia Walker, Tanvi Gupta, Devansh Tandon, Faisal Halabeya, Keshav Jagannath
GIN advisors: Marthan Began & Steve Early
Singapore American School

Global Issue-Biodiversity and Ecosystem Losses
Essential Question- How Can We Save Our Degrading School Rainforest and Why is It Valuable?
Workshop Description

At Singapore American School, we have a 1.3 acre rainforest that students and teachers decided to save when the Woodlands campus was being built. Now, because it has not been properly maintained, the forest is slowly degrading. In recent years, students and teachers have been working to save the forest through numerous methods.



5. Multiple Connections

@Tabanan Room, 4th floor

Presented by Soo Min Kang, Richard Hendharto, Nitesh Nanwani & Taran Narula
GIN advisors: Annie Andrews, Ann Durham & Tasneem Shafi
Jakarta Intercultural School

Global Issue- Poverty
Essential Question-How can a school build multiple connections with one community?
Workshop Description

For a strong and sustainable connection to be built up between a school and a service partner it helps to make these connections at various levels and with various projects. This could be through the different divisions of a school –Elementary to High – but it can also happen through different service clubs. In this workshop we focus on one ‘trash picker’ community and look to see how different high school groups are working together to build friendships and to support community needs.



6. Dive into a Sustainable Future

@Amlapura Room, 4th floor

Presented by Ruby Starr, Sierra Anderson and Luke Hamilton
GIN advisor: Sakina Brik
Bali Island School

Global Issue- Biodiversity and Ecosystem Losses
Essential Question – How can we introduce and expand our ideas into communities to create a sustainable oceanic environment?


Workshop Description

Our workshop will discuss and address global issues related to our oceans such as unsustainable methods of fishing (cyanide fishing and bottom trawling) and pollution. We will be tackling and exploring concepts that have been previously introduced into local communities in order to create a sustainable oceanic environment. These concepts include sustainable fishing, the effect of cyanide on the reef, finding innovative methods to reduce pollution and coral rehabilitation. We will be incorporating the ideas that we have collected from Les Village Sea Community here in North Bali, adapting to them and envisioning how we could expand these ideas (such as: removing all plastic from school lunches provided by the school canteen and building a coral nursery in Les Village) into larger communities including our own school communities.

7. HELP! Hazard Effects, Learning and Prevention in the Philippines

@Bangli Room, 4th floor

Presented by Sacha Bindra, Michael Babin, Liz Song, Ranbir Mahtani, Miguel Villar & Kae Li Khoo

GIN advisors: Gitanjali Paul & Isabel Alvarez-Casuso

International School Manila

Global Issue – Natural Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
Essential Question – What are the effects of natural hazards on the Philippines? What can we do, as students and as communities, to help prevent natural disasters?
Workshop Description

This simulation based workshop will place participants right in the midst of a typhoon hazard hitting the Philippines. Based on assigned community roles, participants will have to make decisions about the best way to respond to the situation to minimize negative effects and hopefully prevent a disaster. In addition, the community will discuss possible prevention and mitigation methods to prevent future disasters.

8. Human Rights

@Mangupura Room, 4th floor

Presented by Jia-Chi Mae, Joanna Felicia Jacob & Melfinna Tjugito

GIN advisors: Bianca Marique Diercks, Ilonka Meier & Dr. Jorge Nelson

North Jakarta Intercultural School

Global Issue – Education for All
Essential Question -How can education may benefit society?
Workshop Description

The amazing, splendid world have always introduced its prestigious schools and universities to its population. It promotes itself by telling others that education is salient and is everyone’s starting point to reach their goals and success one day. Regarding to that, billions of fortunate people all over the world tend to forget the other side of the story that was hidden,unrevealed and untold by the world: not everyone are fortunate enough to receive education.

The objective of this workshop is to build awareness to people from different parts of the world that there are still a myriad of kids globally that are not able to receive an adequate and right education with the right school, teachers, facilities and place.

In this workshop, let us find solutions and discuss on how we can help them, because if nobody is going to change the world, then who will? The question is back to you, will you?

See you in GIN Bali Conference 2016.

9. Removing “Human” from Human Trafficking.

@Singaraja Room, 4th floor

Presented by Lina Boehncke, Hwei Minn Khoo, Soeren Thomsen, Navin Nair & Uthraa Iyer
GIN Advisor: Megan Settle

IGB International School

Global issue – International labour and migration
Essential question- As global citizens how do we play our part in putting a stop to human trafficking?
Workshop description

The problem of trafficking vulnerable persons (low income migrant workers, women, children etc.) is rising with the increase in number of global citizens worldwide. Through the discussion of the circumstances that force people into trafficking (poverty, lack of education etc.), we provide plans and opportunities for students to engage the entire international school as well as local communities into helping alleviate the issue.