The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs) tackle poverty, climate change and fighting inequalities. The 17 goals encompass an agenda to achieve each Goal and target by 2030. Promoting secondary school students / youth involvement in achieving the SDGs is critical to achieving them. We are striving to build internal capacity in Nigeria in supporting their youths in solving problems in their nation that they care about, and that will create sustainable impacts.
The SDGs are built on the idea of partnership, therefore Jacob Sule from iRead to Live in Nigeria
and Laura Fleming from Worlds of Making
in the United States, amongst a team of thought leaders and advisors, are teaming up to ensure that young people in Nigeria get involved in creating solutions to societal problems. Our mission is to create SDG-driven educational makerspaces, through an “Adopt a School Initiative”, for young people in Osogbo, Osun State Nigeria, where they will be working towards the 17 targets outlined in the SDGs by creating local solutions to addressing the immediate needs of their environment.
Our goal is to adopt four schools, initially, within Osogbo, Osun State Nigeria community, deploy resources, teaching aids, writing materials, train teachers, and appoint coordinators to lead the students in taking actions to create sustainable solutions to societal challenges. All schools in Osogbo, Osun State community will be contacted about this project and if they have an interest, be required to submit necessary documentation to support the work and show commitment to the success of the project. With additional funding, we can hopefully support more than four schools.
Thank you so much for caring about youth, education, our future, and this project! We really appreciate your support!
Please find out more information at: https://www.worldsofmaking.com/making-the-sdgs