By Lisa Stukel, Contributing Writer
Northborough – On June 4, Algonquin Regional High School students from Nate Uttaro's AP world history class launched “Global Issues Awareness Week” to raise awareness and funds to help solve world problems.
“The purpose of the initiative was to see how students could creatively relay their message to other students and raise awareness on a world problem,” Uttaro said.
Students formed groups to choose a world problem, such as hunger, malnutrition, environmental and social issues, and come up with ways to solve the problem. During the week, students were encouraged to discuss their thoughts with other students during lunchtime or before classes began.
“My students have been very creative in sharing their messages including hosting bake sales during lunchtime to raise money and sharing information,” Uttaro said. “Students learn a lot themselves as well, by listening to their classmates” views on how they would solve the world's problems.”