- Learning how to cook vegetarian/ vegan recipes
We have revised our ethical choices in our lives and decided to learn how to cook vegan recipes in order to be more aware of humanitarian matters and also improve our cooking skills. We also are aiming to broaden our perspective on social matters as we will experience what it is like to be vegan individuals.
- Opening clubs about global topics
We have been having hard times coping with online education. Therefore we wanted to find a hobby to cure our boredom and enhance our creativity. As students who are taking visual arts classes, we learnt how to take and analyse photographs. We thought that learning these techniques were a great opportunity for us to not only improve our artistry but also an amazing way to strengthen our photography skills. With this new knowledge that we have acquired, we gained a new hobby. As friends, we thought about developing this hobby of ours and making it more productive. Therefore, we ought to open an online photography club and socialize with new people that share the same interest as us. In this club, our main aim is to exchange our knowledge and ideas upon photographs. Twice a month there will be a new theme which will be decided according to the circumstances of the members. Each member will take three pictures that are appropriate and accurate for the theme that has been elected. The deadline for the pictures will be two weeks from the theme decision which will allow the member a significant amount of time to fully capture the moments. At the end of the month, the photographs that are taken by the members will be analysed at Zoom meetings. During the meetings, members will choose their best picture for the online exhibition. By doing these meetings we will gain new perceptions and perspectives about photography. With this online club, we will be reflective, knowledgeable, and communicative thinkers. We will open our applications worldwide and talk about some common topics around the world and afterwards take their picture.
- Attending/ organising MUN conferences
Helping young generations become more aware fo the current world problems and make them be able to come up with solutions for the issues. Both attending and organising improves our knowledge and enhances our perspective. This is a great opportunity for everyone to take actions considering ethics and choices.
- Enrolling on online courses about global problems
Raising awareness of a humanitarian matters and global problems is a great way to consider your choices and actions in the matter of ethics.
- Organising environmental activities such as trash picking
With the friends who live in the same neighbourhood, we observed that the environment was polluted and there were many rubbishs on the pavements. Therefore, we decided to make our neighbourhood a better and cleaner place.
- Organising events on specific days such as cancer day to raise awareness
In November, on lung cancer day with some of our classmates we went for a 10 km walk to spread the awareness. We wanted to emphasize on the importance of being physically active.
- Learning first aid from a certified instructor
Learning such an activity is crucial for our lives since there can be an emergency anytime. We should think twice while taking actions.
- Learning sign language from a certified instructor
We decided to learn it and for example, on important days we planned to translate some songs and also, in general, we planned to translate some short films and books.
- Organising a project for disabled or diseased people such as knitting dolls for them
Our main aim is to make children with cancer happy, our teacher gave the idea that we could make them presents and then give those to them as a present for the New Year. Therefore, since we wanted the presents to be special we started learning knitting to make dolls for them
- Using Be My Eyes application
Be My Eyes is an app for visually impaired and volunteer people. As visually impaired people need help with daily basic chores throughout the day, the volunteers who use the app is just a button away from them. As they use the app, a random volunteer receives the call. Us volunteers answer the phone and they have their cams on, so they can show us what they need help with. The aim is to try to make impaired people's lives easier.
- Using Freerice app
I use the application "free rice" developed by World Food Programme. For every word I match correctly, a certain amount of rice is being donated to those who are in need. The aim is to develop my sense of ethics of actions, improve my knowledge of languages and become more aware of the fact that hunger is still quite common in our world.
- Using Health Steps App
There is an app called Help Steps. With this application, we can walk and donate our steps to some NGOs. will be starting to use "helpsteps" app in order to donate my steps to "Tema Vakfı" which will receive my steps as plants to be planted. This will both enourage me to be more active physically and also will give me the relief of knowing I had done something beneficial for our environment.
- Peer tutoring
Tutoring your friend who is struggling on a class you are doing great. This is a great interpretation of ethics of choices and actions in an activity.