Teach learners the importance of SDGs: Andjaba

The acting Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Martin Andjamba says learner's must learn why the sustainable development goals matter in their own lives, communities and country.

Andjamba made this statement in a speech read on his behalf by the Kavango East Regional Education Director Fanuel Kapapero during the World Largest Lesson (WLL) for Sustainable Development Awards held at Rundu on Thursday.

He said the WLL introduces students to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and inspires them to take action and shape the world they want to see.

The acting Minister explained that teachers have since 2017 joined this initiative and started recording lessons on subjects integrated in SDG's in schools accross the entire country.

Andjamba said he is pleased the ministry has joined the global world in ensuring that the SDG's are mainstreamed in schools since 2017 through the WLL project.

'The SDG's present a universal development agenda that leaves no one behind. Our learner's are at the heart of this agenda and they can play a role in achieving these goals,' he said.

Children the acting Minister said should be engaged to see the issues represented by the global goals affect their own daily lives and environments.

He further pointed out that through WLL learner's are presented with an opportunity to focus on the future and shape the world they want to see.

Source: Namibia Press Agency