What are the SDGS?
Between 2000 and 2015 the international community rallied behind the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), uniting to take action on 8 specific, measurable goals that would enable us to cut global poverty in half and make strides in a number of other, crucial areas of development. In January 2016, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were introduced as the successors of the MDGs, broadening and lengthening the scope of globally united development efforts.
What’s new about the SDGs?
The SDGs consist of 17 goals, some entirely new and some adapted from the MDGs. They range from eliminating poverty and hunger, to addressing climate change, promoting clean energy and promoting growth and infrastructure development to build sustainable cities. The goals that Kakenya’s Dream is most engaged with are:
- Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Our model works to promote health, well-being, and gender equality through quality education for our girls. In educating them, we help raise conscientious citizens, who will go on to help create a more sustainable world for others. Through our whole-child curriculum, the girls learn about their own rights, about reproductive health and sexually transmitted infections, about female genital mutilation (FGM), and so much more, all alongside their more traditional school subjects.
Like the SDGs, we take a holistic and sustainable approach to ensuring each and every one of our girls can achieve her full potential. Click below to help us continue our work towards making this happen: