Title of the project: SDG Society Project, Type of project: Group, Project State: Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and Tamil Nadu
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. These words of Nelson Mandela hold to its value across generations. In our endeavour to bring a societal change through education and engaging students to become the change makers in achieving the global goals. We plan to build a linkage between the schools (its children) and SDGs at a local level through organising interactive sessions/workshops/seminars/training programs on SDGs among school students and teachers.
We are also developing a curriculum framework as well as an interactive handbook for the school students to spread awareness about various means of getting involved SDGs, as grassroots levels. We plan to take our plans tothe action stage through multiple initiatives. We are planning to spread awareness among school children through classroom-to-classroom awareness campaigns. These awareness campaigns would be aided by various presentations, interactive modules. We would also organise workshops, seminars in consultation with experts in the field. We will motivate them to take up to solve local challenges to solve global problems, like designing solutions to solve their local problems. We would also help them to organise small communities in their localities to share their ideas, evaluate their viability and help achieve global goals. We plan to undertake our initiatives in schools of Delhi Government.
Current Plan of Action: School workshops and projects
Phase I: Going to Schools and having around 1-2 hour long sessions about SDG, challenges and actions for Agenda 2030.
Phase II: A day-long workshop full of activities and brainstorm on challenges. Helping students identifying their local problems and connect it to the larger global discourse on SDGs. The students form teamat the venue and every team are assigned one or two mentors.
Phase III: The teams design solutions and implement it. They also feed the data and evidence regarding their campaign into an SDG Action Portal. A quality assessment would do by the evaluators deputed by SDG Society or SNP.
Incentives: All the members of the teams that complete the project get a certificate which mentions the project and is verifiable online. The top-performing teams get letters of recommendation and an opportunity to intern with SDG Society or SNP.
Current Focus: School workshops and projects, SDG Action Platform, Talks by experts
Scope of Expansion: College Campuses, Community involvement, holding a national level conference.
Challenges: Building a sustainable model, Attracting CSR Funding
The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world:
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition,and promote sustainable agriculture.
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries.