It was an amazing experience, as always! Love working in Santa's Workshop!
For my Public Health project called “Doing Public Health”, I had to individually organize an event that promotes an aspect of public health to the community. I advocated environmental welfare in society by arranging “Clean-Up Guad”. Guad refers to Guadalupe Street, which is a place central for students on campus to pass through, yet the amount of litter rampant on the streets is often overlooked. I gathered volunteers one Saturday morning, geared them with gloves and trash bags, and began our mission. Only a few blocks into picking up litter, there were almost a dozen bags full of trash. A plethora of people walked by and voiced many uplifting statements such as, “God bless you,” and “You are the UT students who truly enforce the slogan ‘What starts here changes the world’!” At that moment, I faced an epiphany—maintaining a clean environment also influences a more positive mindset and community. This humbling event inspired me to work towards founding a student organization where students can devote a few hours each week cleaning up trash around various parts of Austin to promote a safer, healthier, and cleaner environment.
I tabled and helped promote 20/20/20 to cure children in Africa with vision disabilities by selling donuts and coffee.
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