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The busy year has started and our interns are working on many SDG projects, on health, hunger, education, gender, cities, climate, peace and justice. Here are some of the teams, hard at work and enjoying the opportunities for collaboration

International Day of Education 2020: Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace in Chajul, Gu

Photograph taken by Catriona Spaven-Donn One organisation working at a grassroots level to create change and promote “learning for for people, planet, prosperity and peace” is Limitless Horizons Ixil (LHI), a non-profit which has been active in Chajul for the past fifteen years. As International Coordinator of this organisation for the past six months, I have been considering the tangible ways that grassroots NGOs such as LHI are making progress to achieve SDG 4a, b and c – namely providing effective learning environments, a greater number of scholarships, and an increased supply of qualified teachers. LHI’s Youth Development Program provides scholarships to ensure educational access for Cha

International Day of Education 2020: Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace in Chajul, Gu

Photograph taken by Catriona Spaven-Donn On 24th January, UNESCO marked the International Day of Education by emphasising the importance of education for achieving humanistic approaches, environmentally sustainable solutions, income equality and violence prevention. The 2020 theme of “learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace” seeks to address these particular issues facing us as we enter the third decade of the 21st Century. In practice, how can education enable progress to meet the Sustainable Development Goal targets by 2030? What does learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace look like in those parts of the world where barriers block the path to education? SDG 4, ensure i

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