The SDGs are a concept that many people are not familiar with, but for Nord Anglia Education students, the SDGs are something that’s lived and breathed.
Essentially, they are a blueprint for building a better future. There are a total of 17 individual challenges across the globe for United Nations member countries to overcome by 2030, including poverty, inequality, hunger, environmental degradation, and peace and justice. For Jefta, it is vitally important that she helps play a part to achieve these goals to make our world a better place.
Like Jefta, NAE students of all ages around the world cooperate and join their minds together to create solutions to troubling issues that others face on a daily basis, such as a lack of basic resources. NAE students work towards building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future for people and the planet, while also learning skills along the way at school such as global-awareness and cooperation. Jefta believes these are important attributes for an international student to know.
This year, NAE students are focusing on goal four, Quality Education, and goal 16, Peace, Justice and strong Institutions. At the PBIS, students from its three different campuses have come up with ideas and actions to move towards achieving these two goals. Jefta and her fellow Global Goals Ambassadors are now hard at work considering creative ideas, choosing the best ones and work towards making our ideas a reality.
Adam Vittek, a Year 12 student at PBIS, shared his thoughts on the goals.