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And the Awards Go to... Happiness Website Design Challenge Wrapped up

According to the 2021 World Health Organization report, one in seven teenagers experiences a mental disorder such as anxiety and depression which may lead to lingering problems if not addressed. There is plenty of research and advice from adults, but we wanted to hear directly from teens - what do they think is the most effective approach to becoming happier and healthier?


Almost 2 months ago, 14 teams of teenagers from around the world came together to answer this question. They created 14 beautiful and thoughtful websites that offer a plethora of coping strategies, among others: private journaling; interest and support group discussions; healthy behavior modeling; practical lessons on breathing exercises and methods to calm our minds; scientific research reports; personality tests and questionnaires; prompts for goal-setting, self-discovery, and mood-regulating; fun activities such as listening to our favorite playlists; organizing daily challenges to nurture healthy habits as well as ways to improve our relationships with loved ones such as our parents. At the same time, the students had to figure out the best way to organize their content with the most appealing graphics and visuals.


Those who worked the hardest with the best results were recognized on Saturday, March 18th. All students named below are invited to proceed to the next step with our organization: First, a BWB Club leadership training program to design and implement Local Action Project, then onto the GED LI International Internship program sponsored by Microsoft and Starbucks, and finally with a chance to receive a Personalized Global Fellowship sponsored by A Tree that Grows, traveling to Tanzania to create and pitch a Global Action Project across more than 20 countries.


The Best Representative: received the highest votes from fellow forum participants among the Top Finishers


The Pioneer Award Winners: chosen for their consistent enthusiasm and quality of work among the Pioneer Nominees

  • Nandi Maphanga - Uitsig High School, South Africa

  • Prachi Agarwal - DRS International School, India


The Best Team - Team Happygram: received the most points from the Panelists for the team's creativity, navigation design and quality of content

  • Chia-Hsuan Wu - Taipei Private Tsai Hsing School, Taiwan

  • Yung-Tang Shih - Western Canada High school, Canada

  • Ava Rathi - Lincoln High School, USA

  • Peng-Yin Wang - Taipei Private Tsai Hsing School, Taiwan


People's Choice Award Winner - Team Mira-Bell: received the most votes from the public for their website design

  • Svara Satish - Chamblee High School, USA

  • Mira Rakesh - Trinity School of Midland, USA

  • Armaan Kapoor - Strawberry Field High School, India

  • Damita Sethi - Strawberry Fields High School, India

  • Prachi Agarwal - DRS International School, India


Top Finishers: received the highest points for their critical thinking ability and teamwork performance

  • Armaan Kapoor - Strawberry Fields High School, India

  • Prachi Agarwal – DRS International School, India

  • Damita Sethi – Strawberry Fields High School, India

  • Isabella Wood – Greenbay High School, New Zealand

  • Abdoul Zakou Fadilatu – Tema International High School, Ghana

  • Ava Rathi - Lincoln High School, USA

  • Ann Wu Chia-Hsuan - Taipei Private Tsai Hsing School, Taiwan

  • Melissa Wang Peng-Yin - Taipei Private Tsai Hsing School, Taiwan

Pioneer Nominees: acknowledged by team coaches for their communication and leadership skills

  • Bella Wood - Greenbay High School, New Zealand

  • Krisha Karippail - Greenbay High School, New Zealand

  • Ann Wu Chia-Hsuan - Taipei Private Tsai Hsing School, Taiwan

  • Ava Rathi - Lincoln High School, USA

  • Tala Salameh - Ramallah Friends School, Palestine

  • Millar Zaghal - Ramallah Friends School, Palestine

  • Abdoul Zakou Fadilatu - Tema International school, Ghana

  • Doan Hoang Duong - BVIS Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Catherine Susilo - Binus School Simprug, Indonesia

  • Yazan Sandouka - Amman National School - Jordan

  • Hossein Jokar - Towheed International School, UAE

  • Prachi Agarwal - DRS International School, India

  • Sümeyye Karaoğlu - Vali Muammer Güler Social Sciences High School, Turkey

  • Travis Kasagga Paul - Lubiri Secondary School, Uganda

  • Caitlynn-Lee Jonkers - Fairbairn College, South Africa


Please join us in congratulating these creative and passionate future leaders! Click here for a recording of the award ceremony. Contact us if you have any questions. We welcome students who truly love to work across borders to make the world a better place to join us in our future forums. Click here for the interest form.


"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." — Pele, Brazilian soccer player












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