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The Resilient Mobile Borders Kids Project Kandrisa Alston

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The township of Galashiels services 1200 primary children. These children are an invaluable resource within the community who have the potential to affect sustained and critical change (Green Conduct, 2013). For the project described they will be the target audience of a youth infrastructure club called MOBILE KIDS. The club’s agenda is to enculturate children and young people by identifying opportunities for the engagement of civic duty and sustainable lifestyles that meet the challenges and enchantments of the future. MOBILE KIDS intends to help shape capable, resilient citizens with an expressed interest in sustainable and civic practices. On a broader scale, MOBILE KIDS looks at sustainability as something people can do. It turns the three pillars of sustainability into three actionable verbs so that children can do social, environmental, and economic good. With this reconceptualization of sustainability, youth are empowered to act boldly and think sustainably.

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Sustainability while being something that children can do is something that is taught (Dudek105). The local primary schools interviewed were decidedly interested in sustainability and strengthening community ties. As a rural town, investing in the children’s education can prevent studentification by helping the youth value and gain greater appreciate for their community. Lastly, after conducting thorough research about the needs and values of Galashiels, MOBILE KIDS would provide an excellent complement to the sustainable work already taking place. Galashiels Primary Schools

The diagram on the right illusrates the production trajectory of MOBILE KIDS. It shows the intangible and infrastructural procedures necessary for the creation of a charitable enterprise. It can be used to communicate with investors, stakeholders, and community members. Vision: MOBILE KIDS envisiona a future generation filled with capable resilient citizens who extol integrity through the incorporation of sustainable and civic practices in their daily lives. Mission: To enculturate young people by identifying opportunidies for the engagement of civic duty and sustainable lifestyles that meet the challenges and enchangments of life. Values: MOBILE KID values remind young people to be M-O-B-I-L-E (as seen in the diagram above).


The Resilient Mobile Borders Kids Project Kandrisa Alston

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MOBILE KIDS is a community-based enterprise that will rely upon various agencies and persons within Galashiels. The rightmodel depicts the interplay between and among each layer. Within the program, young people are first and foremost supported by infrastructure. The infrastructure provides the necessary foundation for growth. Likewise infrastructure gives shape and through socialization imparts values and also enables pathways to develop which link social institutions to each other. Housed within the infrastructure are the services that vitalize the community. In an economic interpretation and within the framework of childhood development the “services” provide children with the skills, experiences, and resources to benefit society. MOBILE KIDS is a service. MOBILE KIDS will be a ‘living organization’ imbued with the dynamism to adapt and hopefully reproduce. It is a tool that assists with the universal goal of preparing the youth of Galashiels for a sustainable and civic-focused future.

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Community Input Names: Karen McIlroy & Sandy Blacklock

Name: Douglas Ormston

Name: Kris Chapman

Occupation: Youth Director of TD1 Youth Hub

Occupation: Youth Borders Development Officer

Occupations: Police Local Integration Officer and Community Officer

Interviewed on March 2016

Interviewed on March 2016

Interviewed on May 2016

MOBILE KIDS has the potential to, “giv[e children] the confidence to take steps in their personal relationships.” Being given opportunities to thrive and explore is vital to gaining, ‘pride in the community, greater civic involvement, and transforming the mentality of the” through empowerment and education.

Students want, “a valuable volunteering experience.” Primary children are thought to be “too young” to absorb and act within civic society. However, young children have a high degree of adaptability and this mental flexibility should be cultivated so that when entering secondary school they have already begun developing their “social well-being,” “place in the community,” life skills, passions, and “improve[d] sense of pride…in their community.”

The Galashiels police department is dedicated to the local youth. Two officers in particular ensure the safety of the children and educate them about good citizenship practices, self-respect, the importance of consequences, and how to stay safe.

Any sustainable work will involve, “build[ing] a relationship” to create a “supportive environment… [for] democratic participation.” The parents are commonly on board and have little distrust as they are “used to people coming in.” For both the parents and children it is imperative that MOBILE KIDS has a listener’s mentality to address the local needs and grow with the community.

The bridge between local schools and community needs to be reinforced. The mobility of MOBILE KIDS allows it to serve as a connective link to strengthen and unify the community.

Both officers regularly interact with all youth to deter them from risky behaviour and more significantly redirect their attention into empowering activities (Youth Army, RUTS, sports, etc.). The police department stands ready to help “link [children] into sustainable” programs and activities within Scotland. MOBILE KIDS would be an embedded resource and present a local opportunity for the youth to consistently develop their personal goals.


The Resilient Mobile Borders Kids Project Kandrisa Alston

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Fair trade is a key concept within economic sustainability. According to Fairtrade.net, the leading international body, fair trade is, “about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers.” Through learning about fair trade students will gain a greater understanding of the world economy and how other people live in the world. In Galashiels, Caddonfootand LangleePrimary have previously covered fair trade policies and the city itself petitioned to become a Fairtrade town. This activity expanses on the ground work done and gives the students an opportunity participate

Fair Trade Shop The fair trade exercise will conclude with a wild flower shop.

Economic Sustainability

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Students will be impressed upon to recognize value.

Students will create an investment plan for their profits.

Students will extrapolate a market price for their goods, labor, and services.

Students will summarize experience and skills learned.

Skill Building Exercise

Event Community Activity

Week 4-9

The final stage will establish healthy consumer behaviour.

Students will be able to discuss significance of fair trade and conservation with consumers.

Timeframe Objective

Expectations Students will be expected to learn about a variety of topics. Central to fair trade is the value of a living wage and creating a sustainable and respectful relationship

Students will harvest flowers.

Students will sale wild flowers to community members.

between the economy and the environment. Learning Outcomes 1. Students will gain a first-hand knowledge on what it means to be a producer. 2. Students learn about good consumer practices and the economy. 3. Students display an understanding of fair trade principles.

ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY

Week 10-13

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100% in the growing, selling, and economics of trade. Wildflowers were selected as the principle product as Scottish wildflowers are currently endangered and take only 10-13 weeks to reach full bloom. Other indigenous plants that could be substituted are strawberries, raspberries, and potatoes.

Students will develop a work ethic by ensuring the survival of their crops.

Students will commit to “walking the talk!” by standing behind fair trade principles.

Week Three

Week three will encourage students to synthesize knowledge.

Students will interact with the environment to reify the experience. Students will do activities as prescribed by the Fair Trade School curriculum.

Students will gain greater understanding of the sustainable lifestyle by actively engaging in fair farming.

Students will actively care for wild flowers.

Students will watch an informational video on sustainable and fair trading.

Week Two

The next phase will be about developing compassion.

Students will learn about the social aspects of fair trade. Equality Food Security Community Investment Fair wages

Week One

The initial week will be about knowledge acquisition.

Students will learn fair trade and its significance.

Focus will be given to the environmental issues of fair trade and sustainability.

Through learning about the social ramifications will learn about value and the cost of living.

Students will learn about Scottish wild flowers and their endangerment.

Students will begin sowing wild flowers.

A local producer will discuss the principles of fair trade and its impact.


The Resilient Mobile Borders Kids Project Kandrisa Alston

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The purpose of this activity is to cultivate civic and global understanding. Model United Nations is a worldwide role-play event devised by the United Nations that, “aims to educate participants about civics, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy.” Students are assigned a delegation and tasked with learning about a country and then staging a mock conference. Model UN is designed for secondary students and therefore the propositions have been simplified. For

Model UN

Social Sustainability Twelve Months

The academic engagement will conclude with a conference

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Expectations Students will be expected to learn about wind energy to advance their knowledge of sustainability. Students are expected to learn about formal dialogue and possible means for developing their social voice and identity.

Instructions on appropriate UN etiquette will be given.

Rehearsal Prior to the event participants will have a trial run. Finalization Transportation and restrictions and necessary precautions should be accounted for. Members of the Scottish Borders Youth Voice will attend and confer with participants.

Learning Outcomes 1. Students will show skill in researching and reflecting on information gained. 2. Students will cultivate a sense of civic duty and social responsibility. 3. Students will display confidence in public speaking. 4. Students will share their findings in upcoming referendums.

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY Nine Months

The last months will be about performance. Participants will practice sportsmanship.

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this example, students will debate, “Promoting Access to Renewable Energy” via investigating if Galashiels should get more windmills.

The months immediately prior are about honing skills. Students will have made significant inroads in community engagement. They will be able to appreciate formal communication and understand how to present a specific message to the public. Leadership activities will performed to prepare students for active civic duty e.g. Stand by your Quote introduces awareness Reality Check - pinpoint leadership behaviour Center Stage -peer discussion about leadership Values and Ethics Participants will activities that enhance value oriented action. Campaigner manger Q & A To solidify the experience, a session will be held with a local politician. Community Fundraising Participants will lead a communitywide fundraiser. V.O.M.O (Voice of my Own) The local youth programming station will publicize event

Six Months

The six month mark will concentrate on gaining commitment. Participants will be asked to pledge their time to Model UN event and beginning training.

Three Months

The three month mark will be about raising enthusiasm. It is vital to break through the apathy and gain the students trust.

Goal planning activities will help participants learn about productivity and best practices.

Civic Action Participants will learn about good governance and why it matters.

Public speaking activities will prepare students for the Model UN conference. It will also help articulate their “voice.”

Candidacy trainingParticipants will be begin training.

Research Techniques Participants will research the selected country and become acclimated to the issues.

MODEL UN Students will receive a primer about The United Nations and its value.

Testimony A field trip will be schedule to the local courthouse for an eyewitness account. Participants will advertise Model UN in local paper.

Open House Volunteers will appeal to local youth about their interest in politics. The UN sustainable development goals will act as a guide for debate topics.

Introduction: The purpose of this activity is to cultivate civic and global understanding. Model United Nations

One Month

The initial months are for preparation. Prior to any engagement with the students staff and volunteers must assemble. Volunteers and staff will begin to brainstorm and prepare the model UN conference. Community members will be asked volunteer. Local schools will also be approached for assistance. Trust and relationship building between the community will ensure a successful program.


The Resilient Mobile Borders Kids Project Kandrisa Alston

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Environmental sustainability is the most potent and easily recognizable component to teach children. There are variety of resources to teach students proper stewardship over the environment. This activity was selected for its timeline as short and requires less preparation. Paper is resource that students use everyday and this activity will resonate with them as it is less abstract.

project. They are expected to continue and affirm the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle. Learning Outcomes 1. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the three Rs. 2. Students will address their carbon footprint on the environment . 3. Students will gain appreciate in recreating and upcycling materials.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Expectations Students are expected to bring raw materials for the craft

Day Three

Recycled Paper

Day three will champion creative enterprise.

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Day Three

Students will be encourage to esteem and practice resourcefulness.

Day Two

Students will access their projects’ impact on the environment.

Day three will champion creative enterprise.

Day two will consist of implementation of the Rs.and Students will three decorate display their creations.

Students will be encourage to esteem and practice resourcefulness.

This short project will enforce the basic principles of sustainability.

Students will reflect on paper consumption habits and ways to reduce usage.

One and Students willDay visualize discuss the life cycle of paper e.g. old mail flyer to new construction. This short project will enforce the basic

Students will begin the of principles paper making process. sustainability.

Students will review the three Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Students will explore the Amazon, habitat lost, and forestry.

Recycling etiquette will

be questioned and Students will reflect on paper fortified as necessary. consumption habits and ways Students will write a personal Students will review the Students will provide the reduce usage. declarationtoabout sustainability. three Rs: reduce, reuse, raw material from home in recycle. order to examineand disposal

Students will access their projects’ impact on the environment.

Students will decorate and display their creations.

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Day two will consist of implementation of the three Rs.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Environmental Sustainability Students will conclude by reproducing all the Rs.

Day One

Day Two

Students will write a personal declaration about sustainability.

Students will visualize and habits. discuss the life cycle of paper e.g. old mail flyer to new construction.

Students will explore the Amazon, habitat lost, and forestry.

Skill Building Exercise

Event

Students will begin the paper making process.

Students will provide the raw material from home in order to examine disposal habits.

Timeframe Objective

Recycling etiquette will be questioned and fortified as necessary.

Community Activity

Timeframe Objective

Introduction: Environmental sustainability is the most potent and easily recognizable component to teach children. There are variety of resources to teach students proper stewardship over the Skill Building Exercise environment. This activity was selected for its timeline as short and requires less preparation. Paper is resource that students use everyday and this activity will resonate with them as it is less abstract. Expectations: Students are expected to bring raw materials for theEvent craft project. They are expected to continue and affirm the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle.


The Resilient Mobile Borders Kids Project Kandrisa Alston

+ Programme and Place + Prospectus + Prototype

Other Resilient Borders 2016 Projects+ Textile Centre + Textile Community Centre + Mobile Kids + Borders Design Incubator + Wellbeing Centre and Market + A Centre for Visual Landscape + Borders Water + Skills Traditional + Open Textile Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture M.Sc. Advanced Sustainable Design 2016

Economic Triangulation

Top Tier Economic Sustainability is the ability to support a defined level of economic production indefinitely. Bottom Tiers These five listed topics encompass multiple facets of economic sustainability to provide a fuller understanding. These five topics are in no way exhaustive and left to the discretion of participants. 1.Credit & Debit -Simple activities about personal finance teach children about managing wealth examples include: Monopoly and pretend grocery. 2.Chores-Chores are a valuable, but unpaid form of (reproductive). work They teach children about ‘labour,’ social equality, responsibility, and how their actions affect the eco-system (family). 3.Fair Trade-Teaching children about fair trade encourages healthy consumer practices and “the cost of everything” (life cycle assessment.) 4.Donations-Giving teaches children about compassion and the value of their unused items. 5.Entrepreneurship-provides children the chance to make decisions by thinking creatively and pursuing their interest. Metrics • Charity • Financial Literacy • Resource Allocation • Standards of Living • Economic Growth • Business Ethics • Work Rights Social Triangulation Top Tier Social Sustainability is the ability of a social system, such as a country, to function at a defined level of social well being indefinitely. Bottom Tiers 1.Sustainable Leadership-This module teaches children to anticipate the long-term and to embrace the planet and humanity.

2.Healthy Lifestyles-Personal wellness is vital to sustainable living. Lessons include diet, exercise, and stress management. 3.Social Theatre-gives students a platform to discuss complex topics and be given a platform to reach a broader community. 4.Community Service-Along with service learning, children are given the agency and skills to meet the demands and needs of Galashiels. 5.Global Citizenship-This is a civic program that enables children connect with world internationally. Metrics • Social awareness • Cultural competency • Future advocacy • Positive Action • Education • Equal Opportunity • Community • Human Rights

Economic Triangulation The economic consequences of MOBILE KIDS will be reaped in the future. As the children mature they will learn about healthy consumerism. MOIBILE KIDS will put on multiple fundraisers which will educate the youth about personal finances and the green economy (Green, 2013).

Donations

Chores Fair Trade

Credit and Debit

Entrepreneurship

Social Triangulation

Environmental Triangulation Top Tier Environmental sustainability is the ability to maintain rates of renewable resource harvest, pollution creation, and non-renewable resource depletion that can be continued indefinitely. Bottom Tiers 1.Animal Endangerment-Discussions about species endangerment will help children to protect the biosphere. 2.Three Rs-Creating recycled paper is a fun activity that utilizes reducing, reusing and recycling. 3.Community Clean Up-This activity will be an immediate call to action and show children how they impact their surroundings. 4.Renewable Energy-Students can investigate solar energy by creating a solar oven or solar energy balloon. 5.Nature Walks-Students will have an opportunity to re-evaluate their external environment as a natural resource. Metrics • Conservation • Materials and Energy • Gardening • Climate Change • Pollution Prevention • Stewardship • Environmental Justice • Biodiversity • Carbon Management

The social element of MOBILE KIDS can be divided into two.The youth are the predominate focus of this project. The metrics achieved can be identified in the club’s mission. The community is the second. With the propose activities the community can observe improvement in public areas (see environment) as well as in the changing mentality of the youth via encouraging accountability, civic duty, etc. (scdc, n.d).

Community Service

Healthy Lifestyles Sustainable Leadership

Social Theatre

Global Citizenship

Environmental Triangulation The environment at large will see change insofar that it offers children an excellent opportunity to develop stewardship over natural resources and commit to sustainable living practices. Through various initiatives school children will gain knowledge and respect for the environment which will coalesce into a population of environmentally conscious individuals.

Three R’s

Animal Endangerment

Renewable Energy Community Clean-Up

Nature Walk

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