Global Insight: SAIoneers Dive into Consumption Unlearning

On 7 February 2024, SAIoneers engaged actively in the RS Zoom Postcard, with a very special and crucial theme prevailing in the current social behavior “Learning to Unlearn Consumption”, hosted by GEMS Millennium School Sharjah, UAE. With 200+ participants from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, India, Namibia, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania, UAE, UK, and USA, this 90-minute session explored consumption habits. 

It began with an introduction and a mentimeter icebreaker in the main room followed by an online quiz for accessing the awareness level amongst the participants. Hosts then shared participants' pre-work data, which was captured by the surveys done by the children on consumption habits in their respective schools. Then the delegates broke into the Baraza rooms where they discussed different forms of consumption including media, natural resources, material goods, food and services. Summary of the Baraza discussions were presented by the respective hosts and the session was concluded by vote of thanks. Thanks to the entire team of GEMS Millennium School Sharjah for hosting such an insightful and interactive session for the round square school community, instilling a sense of responsibility and care.