Education should be accessible to everyone; it is a need that needs to be fulfilled at every stage of life. Especially if we are talking about primary education. Primary education is as important as having access to clean drinking water. It has the ability to transform communities. We all know that once a child gets an education, they tend to lead a better life and have the opportunity to help others. For us to create a sustainable community and environment, education will play a crucial role. It will sow the seed for a sustainable world.
The main objective of primary education is to ensure children are aware of their own capabilities. According to World Bank data, 26% of the world population is 0 to 14 age groups. And still, Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Quality Education path does not have a clear-cut path to success.
For more insight read the UNICEF 2019 Global report.
Achieving Quality Education by 2030
How do we solve this in a strategic manner? A major misconception is that just because children are going to school does not mean they are necessarily “learning”. Quality education requires more attention. This translates to better teacher training programs and better top-level institutional management. The education sector also lacks funding. We know that 1% of the population has more than 50% of the world’s wealth. This is not a good look for wealth distribution. If there is somehow, this excess wealth can be redistributed to SDGs like Quality Education, No Poverty, Zero Hunger, etc. We will make progress at a much faster phase, and who knows, we might even achieve all our SDGs by 2030.
At SDG Plus, we believe in bringing communities around the world together around the topic of sustainability, societies will have the opportunity to learn and assist from each other to create a sustainable future for all