How to talk to children about the Sustainable Development Goals?

AIESEC volunteers Kluczyk Foundation

World’s Largest Lesson is an initiative created jointly with UNICEF to develop the awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals among children and young people, and to encourage them to actively work towards those Goals. The project started when the UN announced its goals in 2015, and it was organized in the first year by educational institutions in 160 countries. Thanks to this, over a million children learned about the Sustainable Development Goals. This year's edition of World’s Largest Lesson, which took place on April 12, 2019, was the first implementation of this project in Poland.

We believe all children around the world should have the opportunity to learn about the Global Goals and feel inspired to take action for them.

The Polish edition of the Lesson took place in Łódź. Thanks to the involvement of 200 volunteers from 15 cities, workshops for over a thousand children from local schools and kindergartens were organized. The children learned not only about the existence of the Sustainable Development Goals, but also ran simple activities that made them aware of how they can contribute to achieving the Goals now.

The event took place in the substantive cooperation of Kulczyk Foundation, under the honorary patronage of the Ombudsman, dr. Adam Bodnar, UN UNIC / Warsaw and UNICEF Poland.

More about the Sustainable Development Goals:

  • The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
  • They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, as well as peace and justice.
  • The Goals interconnect, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.

Read more here.