Student-led Conference Inspires Action on World's Biggest Challenges

The annual Global Issues Conference at Western Academy of Beijing is a day designed to raise awareness and encourage action to tackle some of the world's most pressing challenges. More than 130 students hosted workshops about issues they feel passionate about and informed their peers about how to make a change.

This year, we hosted several guest speakers, including Bea Johnson, founder of the Zero Waste Home lifestyle. The community also took part in one of WAB's favorite traditions, the International Day Lunch, in which parents prepared food from their home countries as a way to celebrate our school's diversity and foster cultural exchange.