Calden Gounden

Student: Star College High Durban

 I am Calden Gounden a grade 11 student who attends Star College Durban, a high school in South Africa. I enjoyed playing chess and competed Junior championships. I also play table tennis at nationals championships. In 2019, I won best in category for my project at the Milset Asia expo in South Korea. I also participated at international junior science Olympiad in 2018 and won a bronze medal. My friend and I participated in a project at the genius Olympiad and we won a bronze medal. I will  participate at the international physics Olympiad  in Israel in July. Winning the SA national water prize competition was awesome as it allows us to compete now in Sweden.

Tell us what the water concern in your country is!

South Africa's consumable water supply is becoming depleted for various reasons including things like drought, wastage of water and lack of conservation of water

From where comes your interest in water?

My natural concern and care for the environment at large

This is what I think is one of the solutions for a sustainable future:

Watse conservation should become a subject and become part of the curriculum in schools. From primary school level and part of their assessment, must be linked to compulsory projects concerning the environment


Ania Andersch

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