UNSDG #4: Quality Education

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to creating sustainable development. In addition to improving quality of life, access to inclusive education can help equip locals with the tools required to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems.

Over 265 million children are currently out of school and 22% of them are of primary school age. Additionally, even the children who are attending schools are lacking basic skills in reading and math. In the past decade, major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrollment rates in schools particularly for women and girls. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals. For example, the world has achieved equality in primary education between girls and boys, but few countries have achieved that target at all levels of education.

The reasons for lack of quality education are due to lack of adequately trained teachers, poor conditions of schools and equity issues related to opportunities provided to rural children. For quality education to be provided to the children of impoverished families, investment is needed in educational scholarships, teacher training workshops, school building and improvement of water and electricity access to schools.
UN Sustainable Development Goals


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Wednesday, April 27th
9:55 AM

Spreading Awareness about Discrimination and Disparities in Education

Abigail Botello '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Kate DeGreve '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Brooke Hilderbrant '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Emma Rodriguez '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

The goal of our Student Leadership Exchange (SLX) project is to spread awareness about racial discrimination and socioeconomic disparities within education. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) that connects to this is Quality Education, or UN SDG number four. In the American education system, factors such as race and socioeconomic status play a large role in creating ... Read More

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