AREAi is excited to announce the introduction of her new program, EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FORUM PLUS (ESDForum+) which is an extension of ESDForum that was launched in January 2016 to generate and scale up capacity Building and Skills Development for students and teachers of primary and secondary schools. In the last 12 months, we have convened over 8 training workshops across 11 schools in 4 states of the nation engaging over 4000 students and 60 teachers, addressing ESD Topics that ranges from Climate Change/Environmental Conversation, Peace and Intercultural Dialogue, Cultural Diversity, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene as well as Sustainable Lifestyles.
In a bid to generate and scale up ESD action to accelerate progress towards sustainable development, ESDForum+ will be activating 3 Priority action areas for Global Action Programme on ESD; transforming learning and learning environment, building capacities for educators and trainers and mobilizing/empowering youth. To reach more schools and communities using a more sustainable approach, Trained youth will have the opportunity to serve as Educators and Trainers on Sustainability issues and thematic pillars in their localities through independently organized events. Besides the issuance of ESD Trainer Certification and opportunities to participate in ESD Capacity Building workshops, Organizers of ESDForum+ will be provided with adequate resources to facilitate the understanding of Sustainability in all aspects of learning and all forms of education.
As we seek to mobilize young people to take concrete actions on Sustainable Development in their local context and on personal level, we remain committed to propagating the efforts of UNESCO in enabling the current generations to meet their needs while allowing future generations to meet their own, with a balanced and integrated approach regarding the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.
AREAi….Promoting Access to Quality Education for poor and vulnerable children in rural communities across Africa, one community at a time.