SDG Challenge - Quality Education
This month’s SDG challenge is about Goal #4 Quality Education. This is a call to a learning revolution around the world which aims to: ‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.’ (Development Perspectives)
To join, take one or more of these 4 challenges, set up from Development Perspectives, to make your own contribution to the world:
Challenge #1 – Get Informed:
We are asking you to read up about Goal #4 and to learn about the efforts being made around the world to achieve ‘Quality Education’. You can begin this journey of learning by reading the articles or watching the videos in the ‘understand’ section of this info pack.
Challenge #2 – Be Political:
Write to the Minister of State for the Diaspora and Overseas Development Aid (ODA) to demand that 8% of Irish ODA should be invested in Global Citizenship Education (GCE). Estimated expenditure in this area is currently between 1% and 2%. Without investment in GCE, the SDGs will not be achieved at all.
Contact details: Minister Colm Brophy, Dept of Foreign Affairs | Email – Colm.Brophy@oireachtas.ie
Challenge #3 – Educate:
This challenge invites you to discuss Quality Education with your friends, family or colleagues. It can be an informal chat with a cuppa or an organised workshop where you can tackle the issues head on with a group. Be sure to share any educational activities with us using #SDGchallenge.
Challenge #4 – #OneOtherPerson:
Power is gained by sharing knowledge. Become part of the network of critical thinkers sharing GCE throughout the world. We’re asking you to share the information in this pack, with just #oneotherperson. When you have done that, ask them to share it with #oneotherperson and help the network grow. Use the hashtag to share the conversations you have and to be part of other conversations.
More about the SDG Challenge:
In September 2015, world leaders from 193 countries came together to adopt the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs mean we as individuals can take action every month to raise awareness and to help achieve a sustainable future by 2030. Check this video out, if you would like to know more about what is the SDG challenge.
This initiative is supported by Development Perspectives as part of a wider project called Saolta. The idea of this month’s #OneOtherPerson challenge was suggested by Anne Hannan, Tutor at Warrenmount Community Education Centre. She has been enthusiastically running this project since the start, arranging informative sessions and meetings to spread this information for other Tutors/Staff in the Community Education Centre.
Let’s embrace this cause?
We can all help to make a difference and raise awareness of the SDGs! Let’s embrace this cause for a better world in the future?
Good luck fellow challengers!