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. "It’s mostly about hope. It is a good thing to know that despite all their differences, the different countries of the world are able to come together and agree on specific goals to lead to a better world for all of us. They motivate me to believe in a better and give me the determination to work for not just the people in my immediate proximity, but for virtually anyone and everyone in the world. I believe this hope will indeed materialize into a better world for all."
Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist for female education, once said that one child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Inspired by this sentiment, Jefta encourages others to get to work on the SDGs. “So step up,” she said, “take action, and help change the world.”
All Nord Anglia students are empowered to make a difference and to positively impact the world. Through our collaboration with UNICEF, students participate in meaningful activities like the SDGs to effect change in their schools and communities at large.
It’s all about inspiring students to think about issues affecting their communities and the whole world. We’re looking forward to how our schools will be raising awareness and getting involved further throughout the year.