By Illia Rebechar, Kian Sahani, Naila Strong, VI Form; and Lina Zhang, V Form
The Journey: Structuring Travel Between Limol and Daru, An Advanced Studies in Global Citizenship Capstone
Note: This capstone was completed for Advanced Studies in Global Citizenship, a course required for completion of a Global Citizenship Diploma.
The capstone project assigned to the class was presented as an opportunity to develop an “empathetic response to a global challenge.” Our group, made up of Illia Rebechar, Kian Sahani, Naila Strong, and Lina Zhang, focused particularly on Papua New Guinea, and we looked into health and healthcare as our challenge. In order to build upon our culturally-relative mindsets, we had to move through the project using the design thinking process. This was comprised of five fluid steps: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test. Due to the limits of COVID-19, we were unable to “test” our prototype. We were able to learn more about Papua New Guinea and approach challenges we are not familiar with.
Illia Rebechar VI form boarding student from Odessa, Ukraine. His favorite subjects are Greek, Latin, and Theatre. His favorite activities are performing on stage, reading philosophical texts and translating Ancient Greek.
Kian is a VI form day student from Sudbury, Massachusetts. He thoroughly enjoys science and anthropology, and he spends lots of his time in the theater and on the squash or tennis courts. He is particularly interested in cancer immunology and stem cell research. He plans to major in biochemistry.
Naila Strong is a VI Form boarding student from Bronx, New York. She enjoys studying social justice, history, and she enjoys watching psychological thrillers, cooking and reading poetry.
Lina Zhang is a V form boarding student from Beijing, China, who now lives in Southborough, Massachusetts. In her free time, she enjoys baking, writing, and walking two hours for Starbucks.