16 Apr 2021

Environmental Activist Kenneth Kwok Speaks to WANBO

Students heard from the Founder of NGO Kids4SDGs, Kenneth Kwok, about his work to promote environmental sustainability and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), on Tuesday 13th April 2021.

Mr Kenneth Kwok talks about how students can make a change with Kids4SDGs

Mr Kwok is a session contributor at the World Economic Forum and the founder of Kids4SDGs, educating the youth community on sustainable development. Kwok has previously spoken at various students summits related to environmental issues. He joined WANBO to share his involvement in the World Economic Forum and UpLink, how he started Kids4SDGs, and also provided students with some great insights on how WANBO should proceed with innovation SDGs at Island School, using a case study by Jason Qiu (12D) and other projects.

Sean Lee (11N), WANBO leader said, “We can make use of these SDGs as a reference point to start making a difference with our own ability. With small actions, we can make the planet a better place.”

“The Sustainable Development Goals that Mr Kwok discussed are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The session was very intriguing and fascinating as it empowered students to recognise their abilities as the next generation. We learnt a lot and are looking forward to hosting more similar sessions in the future.”

Mr Ross Burrough, Senior Head of House and WANBO leader, said, “Although we are a long way off from achieving these sustainable development goals (SDGs) there are systems in place now whereby if you have an idea there are ways of making those dreams reality.”

Recording of the session can be found here.

The WANBO team is looking to recruit new volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ross Burrough (ross.burrough@online.island.edu.hk). Space on the teams are limited, so early sign up is advised.

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