Ideas for India - Thinking Globally
Energy poverty- that is a theme a group of Upper School students have spent weeks discussing and debating. The challenge? How best to help India's poorest families who rely on kerosene lanterns to provide light in their homes. It's all part of the Global Ideas Institute. The programme is run by the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. After months of work in their home schools, students from all over Toronto gather in April to present their ideas to a prestigious panel of experts. Our student's strategy relied on designing an implementation system to connect solar lamp manufacturers with local village distribution systems. As well, they planned an educational programme that would focus on teaching young children the benefits of green energy.
It's a full day event with speakers and opportunities to ask fellow students about their presentations and ideas. The programme ends with a debrief by the experts about the various presentations, as well as a final speaker for the entire group.