Educationists and school principals from in and all around the capital at Sustainable Developmental Goals, UNESCO director
UNESCO director Shigeru Aoyagi on Friday urged the schools to teach Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs) to students so that they achieve them as they become policy or decision makers. Addressing on a gathering of educationists and school principals from in and all around the capital, UNESCO Director Aoyagi said teaching should not end in school campuses itself.
“Schools should think globally and act locally and teach Sustainable Developmental Goals to students so that they achieve them as they become decision makers by their own,” he said. B C Sabata on the occasion, Department of Environment, senior scientific officer said the Delhi government has formed a three-year action plan and it would focus on SDG 13 and 16.
“With respect to our department, a three-year action plan has made and would focus on the Goals 13 and 16 of the 17 SDGs,” Sabata told PTI. He did not divulge further information about the plan. Besides of these Sabata also emphasised the activities of eco-clubs that have set up in schools and colleges to encourage green and cleanliness.
Principals of various schools also has shared their experiences and challenges facing in educating students on SDGs. Aditya Pundir, Climate Reality India, Country Manager India said that “Droughts, loss of bio-diversity, melting of ice caps, floods are all a global phenomenon because of climatic changes”.
He also added, “Other immediate threats would be on food security, health and infrastructure, water availability”. The Delhi government has set up almost 2,000 eco-clubs in government-aided, private, public schools and including colleges.