From the age of 7 I've been part of my school's scout group which has
always pushed to make the world a better place, be it socially or
environmentally. Now 11 years on i'm still an active member of my
group, helping out with the younger age sectors, taking them on nature
treks as well as educating them on living in harmony with our local
environment when camping or when conducting any outdoor activity.
I first got involved with UNEP aged 13 when i submitted a painting to
the Paint For The Planet competion. After placing third in that year,
2 years later i was invited up to New York together with five other
youths to auction off our paintings. All the money raised from this
auction was donated to be used to help children around the world who
felt the devastating affects of climate change.
Having passed my A-levels with the appropriate grades i have now
applied for the University of Malta and have been accepted into it to
study Architecture. Although the course is quite long (six years to
graduate with a Masters Degree) i am quite excited to begin it as
there seems to be an opening for specialising in green-homes, a place
that blends functionality with sustainability.
Finally once a week i volunteer at my local Judo club in teaching judo
to children aged between 5 and 12years, and i dont think there is
anything as satisfying as watching them develop from shy kids to young
men and women, not only improving their judo skills but also their
communication skills and self confidence.