SDG 4 “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” UNESCO
We are enthusiastic Educators, TeachSDGs Ambassadors, MIE Fellows and Minecraft Global mentors, fund of teaching the Sustainable Development Goals, gathered around this flexible project to contribute enlarging the movement.
Recognizing the important role of quality education as a main driver of development and in achieving the other proposed SDGs, our vision is to transform lives through education.
We recognize education as key to achieving full employment and poverty eradication, a fundamental human right and a basis for guaranteeing the realization of other rights and dignity; social justice; inclusion; protection; cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity; and shared responsibility and accountability which fosters creativity and knowledge, and ensures the acquisition of the foundational skills of literacy and numeracy as well as analytical, problem solving and other high-level cognitive, interpersonal and social skills. It also develops the skills, values and attitudes that enable citizens to lead healthy and fulfilled lives, make informed decisions, and respond to local and global challenges through education for sustainable development (ESD) and global citizenship education (GCED).
Education is the key to a better life for every child and the foundation of every strong society, the key to global peace and sustainable development.
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) must be harnessed to strengthen quality and effective learning, knowledge dissemination, information access, to be considered as tool not as purpose in its self that leverage building youth's knowledge and skills they need to live in dignity, to fulfil their potential and contribute to their societies as responsible global citizens.
The digital economy has the greatest potential to generate sustainable growth and create jobs through digitization, so we have a key role to play in teaching people digital skills.
It’s estimated, 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist. This is why we need to be proactive in up-skilling ourselves and our kids to fit the enormous change predicted in the skill sets needed to thrive in the new landscape of a very fast, widespread disruptive global industry and global economy, because while technology is crucial, it will be far more powerful in the hands of a future generation provided with high levels of emotional literacy.
Education must be relevant and respond to rapidly changing labour markets, technological advances, urbanization, migration, political instability, environmental degradation, natural hazards and disasters, competition for natural resources, demographic challenges, increasing global unemployment, persistent poverty, widening inequality and expanding threats to peace and safety.
It is our duty as teachers and educators to empower youth with cognitive and social and emotional competencies to shape a generation of innovative entrepreneurs and leaders that must built positive values today which can translate into better policy development in the future, inclusive societies, where no one is left behind, no one is excluded, no one is discriminated or marginalized, where there is equal economic opportunities to tackle and prevent conditions conducive to violent extremism, terrorism , hanger, poverty, inequality, social injustice; to spread awareness of the human rights and values, to enable our pupils to think critically about the world news and human conditions and struggles.
Education can accelerate progress towards the achievement of all of the SDGs.