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Greetings to our vibrant school community! Today, let's dive into the heart of World Thinking Day, a celebration that goes beyond textbooks and classrooms to empower our students to reflect, connect, and enact real change. As Albert Einstein aptly stated, "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." Let us explore the profound theme for World Thinking Day 2024: "Our World, Our Thriving Future: The Environment and Global Poverty."

This year's theme goes beyond the rhetoric, emphasizing the genuine links between environmental sustainability and poverty reduction. It's not just a tagline; it's a call to action for our students. How can we, in our everyday lives, contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future? This theme challenges our girls to roll up their sleeves and find practical solutions. It challenges them to consider how their actions, no matter how small, can make a lasting impact on the world.

World Thinking Day catalyzes learning, connecting, and taking action on these pivotal issues. It is a day to reflect on our roles in the global community, inspired by the timeless message of Lord Baden-Powell: "Try and leave this world a little better than you found it." In embracing this philosophy, students have the opportunity to unite their voices, talents, and passions to create a ripple effect of positive change.

Through collaborative efforts, students can grasp the intricate links between environmental sustainability and poverty reduction. Workshops, discussions, and interactive sessions can provide a platform for shared learning experiences, fostering a sense of shared responsibility. By understanding the challenges faced by our global neighbours, students are better equipped to devise meaningful solutions and advocate for change.

World Thinking Day is not just a day of reflection; it is a call to action. We at Orbis encourage students to initiate projects, big or small, that contribute to a better future. From sustainable initiatives within our school to community outreach programs, each endeavour shapes a more compassionate and environmentally conscious world. Students are also motivated to initiate realistic endeavours within our school, like waste reduction programs, energy conservation initiatives, or community gardens. These projects not only contribute to a better future but also provide a sense of achievement and responsibility and the satisfaction that we can truly leave the world a little better than we found it.

On this World Thinking Day, let the spirit of reflection, empowerment, and connection guide us towards a future where our world thrives with sustainability, equity, and shared prosperity. Together, as a community of inspired learners, let us embrace the challenge of leaving an indelible mark on our world—one thoughtful action at a time. Happy World Thinking Day!

Rina Anthony

12c Deneb

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