Two year-12 pupils from Hasmonean High School for Girls have won a trip to the United Nations in New York in summer after clinching first prize in the 2022 Young Social Enterprise Competition.
Participants had to design a sustainable project based on a case study in Ghana. The challenge is run by the development charity Tzedek and graduates of the Chief Rabbi’s Ben Azzai scheme.
Ariella Wolfson and Aliza Siepe were one of five teams that made it through to the final pitch after two earlier rounds.
For their two-part project, entitled the Seed to Feed Foundation, the Hasmo pair devised plans for an after-school club in agricultural education and the creation of plantable seeded paper, made from materials taken from landfill; the paper could be used as a school resource and then planted to produce crops for school lunches.