The pandemic has deepened inequality. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless before the challenges we’re facing. But, if nothing else, our collective response to the pandemic has shown that we have an incredible capacity for change. What if we could emerge from this pandemic with an increased appetite for change? What if we decided to take this as a pivotal moment to change our course?
This 4 part series will take a selection of the UN Sustainable Development Goals as starting points, and discuss how we can be empowered to make changes in our everyday lives that can have impact. With insights into current research and work in these areas, as well as open and interactive dialogue among the participants, our goal is that you will leave these sessions not overwhelmed but empowered with new awareness, food for thought, and tangible tips.
Education as our Greatest Tool for Change
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela
Education is the greatest way to break the cycle of poverty. But we should be considering what education is being offered, if any. The lack of education is still a problem that affects women much more drastically than men and the impact of this affects us all on a global scale; a child is 50% more likely to reach their 5th birthday if they are born to a literate mother. Education has a societal, humanitarian and community impact among many other global benefits. Education provides sustainable impact and empowers, alongside giving the tools needed for people to help themselves.
In this first session we will discuss the power of education, the need for a global narrative and what we can do in a post-pandemic era to help empower women and create sustainable solutions to eradicating poverty and providing quality education to all.
*This event is free to attend, please register HERE.
**This event will be held online.