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Global Campus World Café 2015

On March 17th 2015, Kopin’s team of interns and volunteers implemented the second edition of the Global Campus World Café event, as part of the INSPIRE component of the Global Campus project. The event took place between 11am and 3pm within the University of Malta Canteen and engaged students in a fun and inspiring way, dealing with a number of issues related to Global Social Justice.

The event was organised in collaboration with the University Canteen and a number of students’ organisations, namely: KSU - Kunsill Studenti Universitarji, ESO – European Studies Organisation, Insite Malta, and ELSA Malta (European Law Students’ Association). Greenhouse Malta endorsed the event as well.

Students were engaged by the Global Campus and the ESO teams in short quizzes focusing on human rights, social justice and environmental sustainability and issues, while Insite Malta offered an activity which aim was to show students how misleading prejudices can be (the team was showing pictures of the same environment in different countries, and students were asked to guess where these were taken).

By taking part in the activities, students had the opportunity to win a free coffee from the Canteen or a small fair trade prize. 

The feedback given by the participants showed that almost all found the activities informative and more than a half of them agreed that taking part in the activities encouraged them to take action.

In addition to the activities mentioned, some members of the team were going around the canteen and the Students’ House, collecting signatures for the online petition, demanding more opportunities for students at University of Malta to learn about Global Issues and Social Justice. During the event, a total of 203 signatures were collected. A Global Campus stall was set up outside the Canteen by student volunteers to provide information on the Global Campus project and on Kopin’s work on Development Education, as well as about   the European Action Week Against Racism 2015. 

At the end of the event, the prize awarding of the first video competition “Give a Damn - Use that Cam!” took place, with the winner receiving his first prize: a trip for two to Ethiopia. The winning video was shown through the Canteen’s screen so that all the students present had the opportunity to see it.

 

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