By Alfie Pannell
Krista Rigalo, the Vice President of the American division of the Peace Corps delivered a speech earlier this year as the Global Issues Network (GIN) conference’s keynote speaker.
She focused on the lack of education for girls in developing countries, discussing her project “Let Girls Learn.” Rigalo has worked with Peace Corps for many years.
By Karina Cheah
While Health Volunteers Overseas may not be as receptive to volunteers of high school age, its work is nonetheless of great importance. Health Volunteers Overseas is a private non-profit organization that was founded in 1986 by current executive director Nancy Kelly.
By Karina Cheah
The Food Recovery Network is a national, non-profit organization founded by college
students to combat hunger and food waste. Founded by GIN presenters Mia and Cam, as well as fellow University of Maryland student Ben, the Food Recovery Network rose into existence because these three students noticed that at the end of the school day, pounds and pounds of perfectly edible food were being thrown away and wasted. Seeing this, the most important question became: how can we prevent food waste?
40% of the food that Americans produce is wasted while one in six people go hungry: in the United States alone, we waste enough food daily to fill the Rose Bowl Stadium twice.
By Rosie Bradbury
Students arrived at the George Washington University Funger Hall on Tuesday morning, tired from daylight savings time but excited for another day of panelists, presentations, and persuasion. After an hour of icebreakers and identifying global issues by a single photo, students then chose two NGO presentations to attend, such as Amnesty International, Bread for the City, Building Tomorrow, and Girls on the Run.
By Val Deshler
Daniella Zalcman, award-winning visual journalist, gave a compelling closing ceremony keynote speech at the DC GIN Conference highlighting the power of photography in raising awareness about global issues.
By Elena Zettelmeyer
Will Villota held an engaging and interactive presentation addressing various environmental issues on March 15th at the DC GIN conference.
By Marta Maliszewska
Imagine being sick, and going to dozens of doctors, only to find nobody knows what illness you have. Imagine feeling worse everyday, until finally your parents say you’re going to someplace called the National Institutes of Health(NIH) in Bethesda, a huge complex full of doctors and hospitals.
By Holden Divitian
This past week at the Global Issue Network Conference in DC, three freshmen from Washington International School, with help from their math teacher, Ms. Riske, presented an important issue: water bottle usage in the USA. Oriane Bui, Annarosa Zampaglione and Alfie Pannell, the students who presented, entertained the audience with their clear slideshow and their engagement with the students, inviting five volunteers to help them ‘test’ the theory.
By Marianna Ioannou
In hopes of raising awareness to the misery and suffering cultivated by Boko Haram, Naomi Aladekoba presented her 10th grade personal project at the Washington D.C. GIN conference on March 14th
By Thomas Lanning
Three panelists and a moderator presented at the DC Global Issues Network Conference (GIN) about the Crisis in Syria and how not enough is being done to stop the war and to help refugees.
Written by students at WIS