Our group consisting of me, Thomas, Mo and Sara have chosen to focus on the fourth Global goal – quality education. We are so lucky that we live in a country that does not just guarantee more than 10 years of education, but also quality education.
The goal: To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. By 2030, every child will have access to an inclusive and quality education. “In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day. It’s their normal life. But in other parts of the world, we are starving for education… it’s like a precious gift. It’s like a diamond…” -Malala Yousafzai.
The 25th of September 2015, the UN set 17 goals to transform our world; called The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The target was to achieve these goals within the next 15 years. This is a good summary of the most important global challenges we’re facing today. We’re going to focus on goal number 4; quality education.
Education is fundamental for the development of a society. It gives us knowledge about how to use our resources and build up our nation piece by piece. It creates jobs, and provides us with important science and information. There are major differences between developed and developing countries, and education plays a huge part of this gap. It is therefore important that developing countries have the opportunity of quality education as well. Education is also of course extremely important for our personal development and success. When attending to school you take part of a society, gain social network and develop yourself as a wiser person. It also provides you with a more secure future, with the possibility of getting proper jobs. And last but not least it is absolutely fundamental for the economic growth within a nation. If we have the knowledge we can produce more goods and services, become more productive and prevent unemployment.
Measures we can take to secure education for underprivileged children.
One of the most important thing we as students can do to secure the safe education for underprivileged children is to spread awareness, and make people see that this is a cause bigger than themselves and that this is a global issue that needs to be taken seriously, thus making the world a more safe and educated place.
-More money is needed if we are to achieve 12 years of free, safe, quality education for every child. The current funding shortfall is estimated to be US $39 billion a year. This may seem like a lot but it is equivalent to just eight days of global military spending. Governments has to give more humanitarian aid to education – only 2% of humanitarian aid went to education in 2013.
–Governments also has to sign the Safe Schools Declaration and implement its provisions.
– We as individuals can raise awareness to education related issues through many different platforms
Our plan for the video
- We plan to make a short video highlighting the difficulties of quality education
- We are going to film in school
- Highlight safe learning environments