As an educationist and a social activist I have come across several models of development. There is amazing work being done by different agencies on Sustainable development, Social Services, Culture & Diversity Issues and Environment protection. All these great organisations are contributing in their own way to make this world a better place to live in.
The Education 2030 Framework outlines the most important areas for achieving sustainable development.
“The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.
The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. The SDGs are an inclusive agenda. They tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us together to make a positive change for both people and planet.”
~United Nations Development Program
There is a plethora of resources available to work on the goals. However, organisations specially schools sometimes find it difficult to grasp the content. Hence EDUSERVE assists schools to make sense of the Education 2030 Framework and creatively use available resources to become part of a global minded community of educators. Individual consultation is provided to find creative ways to address the SDG Goals, motivating teachers and students to see themselves as the solution to the problem. This is done through:
- Consultation with school heads and community groups
- Workshops for teachers
- Guidance in choosing the resources that work for their community
- Engaging in collaborative projects with other SDG advocates locally and internationally
- Speaking engagements at events
- Support in acquiring membership of UN Flagship schools
Ultimately we would like to use this platform to build a community of SDG advocates from all around the work to share, inspire and learn from each other.
We will be showcasing the successful projects of our partner global minded schools. Any contributions are most welcome.