Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.7
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all".
SDG 4 focuses specifically on ensuring "inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all".
The Kindness School Foundation is working specifically towards SDG 4.7: Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship
SDG 4.7 has the following goal:
“By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development."
How this works
We believe there are three main components to Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship:
1. Enabling students to understand the challenges of the 21st century, why they exist and how to tackle them.
2. Equipping students with the social-emotional skills to empathize with others, understand their place in the world and take action when they see injustices.
3. Enabling students to build meaningful relationships with others, providing them with the foundation for collaboration.
This approach to Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship is reflected in our Philosophy of Kindness. It is an educational approach to providing students with the social-emotional skills for the 21st century:
Find out more about SDG 4 here: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg4