Helping the UK Government make the SDGs a reality.
- SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 4 ---------------------------------------------
"Young people are key drivers of economic and development growth. Providing them with opportunities to pursue lifelong learning is not only crucial, but it's a necessity. Therefore this is why Kreative Kick wants to celebrate International Youth day with aim to engage the youth, insuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all."- Miss-K (Kreative Kick Founder & Executive Producer & Creative Director.)
International Youth Day is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. International Youth Day is observed annually on 12th of August. It is meant as an opportunity for governments and others stakeholders,
to draw attention to youth issues worldwide. During IYD, concerts, workshops,
cultural events, and meetings involving national, local government officials and youth organizations take place around the world.
Inclusive and accessible education is crucial to achieving sustainable development and can play a role in the prevention of conflict. Indeed, education is a ‘development multiplier’ as it plays a pivotal role in accelerating progress across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, be it poverty eradication, good health, gender equality, decent work and growth, reduced inequalities, action on climate or peaceful societies. Education should lead to relevant and effective learning outcomes, with the content of school curricula being fit for purpose, not only for the 4th industrial revolution and the future of work but also for the opportunities and challenges – that rapidly changing social contexts bring.
The crucial role that quality education plays in youth development is well recognized. In addition, comprehensive youth development benefits society at large. However, what is less known is the fact that young people themselves are active champions of inclusive and accessible education. Youth-led organizations, as well as individual youth, together with various stakeholders and Governments, can work together to concretely transform education so that it becomes a fundamental tool both for sustainable development and for the full inclusion of various social groups. For example, our youth-led platform transforming education via lobbying and advocacy, partnerships with educational institutions, the development of complementary training programs, etc.
In addition, indigenous youth, young people with disabilities, young women, youth from various marginalized groups, etc. are facing additional challenges to accessing education that respects their diverse needs and abilities as well as reflects and embraces their unique realities and identities.