Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education
A well-known plan adopted by all UN Miber States in 2015 - Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The plan aims at building a better world for society and our planet by 2030. There are a total of 17 Sustainable Development Goals that make this plan one of the world’s best plans to promote the welfare of society while protecting the environment. These SDGs are a call for action by all states whether developed, developing, or under-developed.
The division of SDGs into 17 goals provides a better knowledge of the 2030 agenda and wide access to information about Sustainable Development.
Goal: Quality Education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
It is well said that “Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world”
Goal 4 aims at accessing education rights and learning opportunities to all. It mainly focuses on the quality of education, which has a large impact on the sustainable development of society and the alleviation of poverty.
Quality education is the one that examines the whole life of a child collectively. It iphasizes the social, iotional, mental, physical, and cognitive development of the child regardless of their gender, caste, color, status, or geographic location. Investing in human development at all stages accelerates progress in all the other sectors.
The aim here is to advance the educational goals to tackle climatic issues, ipower girls, fight inequality, and end poverty.
Role of Businesses in implienting the plan
The right to education is a basic fundamental human right and an important key to sustainable development. Keeping in mind the present scenario of the world, support from all stakeholders including business is an important aspect to consider. Since the need for education across the world is immense, established companies can provide resources to the government unlocking the necessary investments by their b leadership, to ensure quality education and learning opportunities for all people irrespective of their age, caste, and gender.
Planning for investment in education in a long term will provide businesses with a larger and more talented group of future iployees. Strategic investment is a source of innovation for facilitating access to new levels of markets.
Thus big companies should support the government in fulfilling the promise of education to all by supporting the public sector’s ability, establishing relationships with Higher Education Institutions, and creating programs to provide inclusive and equitable quality education.
The SDG Quality Education Targets by 2030
→ To ensure complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education for all girls and boys providing relevant and effective learning outcomes.
→ To ensure early childhood development, care, and pre-primary education to all girls and boys so that they are ready for primary education.
→ To ensure affordable quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university for all women and men.
→ To ensure the elimination of gender disparities in education for especially people with disabilities and children in vulnerable situations.
→ To ensure literacy and numeracy for all men and women whether youth or adults.
→ To provide qualified teachers through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries.
→ To expand the number of scholarships globally for enrolment in higher education.
Goals of SDG collectively ensure the economic growth of the civilization while dealing with climate change and putting efforts to preserve the wildlife and the oceans. The SDGs are built under compact strategies that recognize that ending poverty must go hand in hand, addressing a range of social needs that includes equality among all, quality education for all, maintaining health, and enough job opportunities for the community. Parallelly, the fulfillment of the Quality Education Goal of SDG requires the development of cost-effective education products and services that help in eliminating barriers to access and improve the quality of learning across the globe. The SDGs aim at healthy and friendly learning environments that are clean and safe for children by taking the edge off business-related environmental hazards, like pollution and limited water access. To know about the UN Peace Ambassador Dr. Varun Gupta and his inclination in the basket of Sustainable Development Goal visit drvarungupta.in.