A week to remember!
"On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years.
End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change.
The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people"
In the school week starting the 28th September schools in over 100 countries will be learning about the new goals in the
'World's Largest lesson'.
We, the British International School of Ho Chi Minh City, are taking part in what is probably the most global learning experience to ever take place in the history of our world. Excited? A teeny bit interested? Read the information below to find out more.
What are the global goals for sustainable development?
Why is the world's largest lesson so important?
The following information is quoted from the Global Goals website
"If the goals are going to work, everyone needs to know about them. You can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are. You can’t convince world leaders to do what needs to be done if you don’t know what you’re convincing them to do. If the goals are famous, they won’t be forgotten"
The 'World's Largest Lesson' hopes to spread awareness about the goals to the 1.3 billion children living in the world today".
"If children know about the goals they will be able to take positive action to achieve the goals, and thus the likelihood of the world achieving the targets by 2030 becomes a lot more possible"
Young people today "can be the first generation to end extreme poverty, the most determined generation in history to end injustice and inequality, and the last generation to be threatened by climate change"
Why will this week at BIS be special?
This week you will:
- Learn about the new goals during ILS lessons and even in some of your different subjects.
- Think about which issues matter most to you.
- Explore how the global goals relate to current global issues.
- Have the opportunity to tell others about the goals and spread awareness of global issues.
- Get creative and think about solutions to important global issues.
- Learn about the new goals together with students both at BIS and around the world.