one theme, one community

GINsanity: Kuala Lumpur MS GIN Conference

why not empower students to pull your entire campus together behind a campus residency from a Global Hero?


Lucy shares her kindergarten class' questions with Salva Dut, founder of Water for South Sudan and subject of Linda Sue Park's A Long Walk to Water.  Salva's visit was part of the whole school global issues theme on "How can clean water change the world?" 


Here's a blueprint:

Salva's integration into all aspects of the school community through the theme of "Hope, Perseverance, and How Clean Water Can Change the World"

  • KL GINsanity conference keynote
  • Individual time and debriefing with all MS GIN student workshop leaders
  • Guest speaker and contributor in nearly 35 classrooms (Pre K - Gr 12) 
  • Honored guest and presenter to the Parent Association and Malaysia Airlines, key sponsors
  • Teacher Book Club keynote 

Map of Salva's campus integration

Adversity and Change, Perseverance and Hope: A Long Walk to Water
This guided reading unit and literacy workshop was developed by the MKIS grade 6 humanities teachers over the past three years as a way of teaching the powerful short novel, integrating global issues into the classroom, and opening the door to Salva Dut's visit and integration into the school and community.  Please contact me for any original documents or advice. 

Feature article documenting Salva's visit

Linda Sue Park and Salva Dut discuss their relationship and how A Long Walk to Water came about 

MS GIN inaugral confernece, GINsanity 2013, and the list of student led workshops, schedule of events, action plan model, and infomation regarding sponsorships, registration and Salva

Salva's foundation, Water for South Sudan, drilling wells to build sustainable, safe communities

A 17 minute documentary outlining Salva's remarkable life