On Monday 1st November we welcomed Aurora Basso, the second of our newly appointed Big Ideas Programme Coordinators, to the Solutions for the Planet team, read more about her first two weeks below.
As I write this, I am sitting on the train on the way to my first Big Ideas Day. I am filled with a warm buzzing of excitement and anticipation. How will the day go? What wonderful and creative ideas will the students come up with?
My first two weeks at Solutions for the Planet flew by and I did not even see it. I have been busy learning so much every day, about the business, our partnerships, team dynamics and procedures. It is fascinating how much work goes into every single Big Ideas Day, it requires thorough planning, extensive communication with the teachers, coordination with mentors, and even the logistics of before and after. And that is only the kick-off to the Programme!
This is to say that it takes a lot of people, working together, with a lot of dedication, to bring the Big Ideas Programme to life. And the spirit of teamwork, flexibility and perseverance is literally in everything from what we preach to what we do.
I have to say, it is incredibly fulfilling to know that the work I do every week is contributing to Solutions for the Planet’s ambitious and globe-changing goals by forming young leaders, scientists and entrepreneurs that care about the planet and sustainable development.
As I finish writing this piece, I have successfully made it through an amazing, exciting, and very fruitful Big Ideas Day. The experience was incredible, the young people were on their best behaviour, all interested and engaged with the content we brought, and all of them with brilliant, innovative young minds. It was absolutely fascinating how they were able to come up with all these ideas in less than an hour and even present them in front of more than 100 other people.
Now more than ever, I deeply believe in the potential of young people in tackling the most important issues of the 21st century. The future is looking bright when we look towards the next generation!
Big Ideas Programme Coordinator
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Solutions for the Planet Ltd