Updated: Apr 2, 2022
The natural next step of development for many successful students is to become leaders. Indeed, the world can use more smart people with visions and skills for the greater good than someone who can merely perform well in standardized tests.
Leadership development is what we aim to do with BWB Clubs. Successful Forum participants are invited to apply to establish BWB Clubs in their schools. The student leaders are required to identify what is needed in their community, design a year-long initiative to answer the challenge, create scalable programs and events under the initiative, and finally, recruit enough schoolmates to facilitate the initiative.
Today, we are excited to announce that a new club will be joining us from beautiful Ghana in west Africa. It is launched by the Pioneer Award winner in the December 2021 Green Is the New Gold Online Forum, Ohemaa Asibuo, a rising senior at Tema International School:
"Buddies for Change" is a new BWB club that aims to aid in the fight against different educational and health-related concerns in Ghana. The members of this club are students from Tema International School in Ghana, who are in the 10th and 11th grades. Our local action project provides kits and small libraries to the less fortunate (particularly, orphanages and schools). Our first kit will be a sanitation kit, with hand sanitizer, soap bars, reusable pads, reusable masks, and disinfectant wipes included. Our other package will include items such as rulers, erasers, notebooks, storybooks, pencils, and crayons, and will be geared towards young children's education. Lastly, we will build tiny portable libraries and fill them with donated books and send them to schools that can’t afford full-sized libraries. We hope that we can help contribute to achieving the SDG goals of Quality education and Good health and well-being.
Please join us in welcoming Ohemaa and her friends to the BWB Clubs around the world!