Others. Each group spent time
discussing and understanding
the specific problem they would
like to solve in their social
These were some of the
challenge statements shared by
some of the students:
Student 1 - When we went to Dharavi today, we realized that the root
cause of many of the problems was education and because of this people
do not get jobs. We want to improve access to high quality education.
Student 2 - Re-enforcing waste disposal laws to make Jordan a clean
Student 3 - Reduce gender discrimination and promote equal
opportunities for men and women.
Student 4 - Ensure widespread access to electricity by creating and
exploring alternate sources.
Student 5 - Explore ways to help the farmer get more returns for their
produce, by selling their products directly to the market.
Sustainable Business Solutions
Another busy day of design thinking and prototyping a sustainable social
enterprise was in store for the participants on the second day of the GSES
The focus on a sustainable business solution was one of the highlights of
this summit for me. It was fascinating to observe student thinking about
business solutions with equal consideration for each of these three
aspects: People, Planet, and Profits. These are the pillars of sustainability
and are also known as the triple bottom line.