Bishkek pupils got to know about 17 global goals during the largest lesson in Kyrgyzstan

Oct 6, 2016

Photo Credit: UNICEF in Kyrgyzstan

“We – on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Science together with the United Nations in the Kyrgyz Republic would like to tell you about your role in achieving 17 sustainable development goals. They cover every area of ​​our lives. When you grow up and become adults, you will also need to implement them,” - said Deputy Minister of Education Toktobubu Ashymbaeva during the meeting with pupils of the school # 69.

“The World Largest Lesson” was held 6 October in more than 190 countries around the world. In the whole world on this day pupils were told about 17 global goals. The information in social media about the global goals can be found with the hashtag #GlobalGoals #SDGs.

To this end, the Deputy Minister of Education and Science Toktobubu Ashymbaeva, Alexander Avanessov, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic and Yukie Mokuo, UNICEF Representative in Kyrgyzstan visited pupils.

Sustainable development goals include gender equality, eradication of poverty and hunger, combating climate change, ecosystem restoration, but also affordable and quality education for all and promoting learning opportunities at any age. Access to education - it is the guarantor of the cultural and educated society in which we live. Ministry of Education is doing everything to ensure that everybody has such a possibility,” - said Ms. Toktobubu Ashymbaeva.

UNICEF Representative in Kyrgyzstan Yukie Mokuo noted importance of participatory work of children and young people. “Generation of today's children and adolescents will experience the results of this work and we all know that it depends on you in many ways to achieve these goals. Young people offer innovative effective ideas that are rapidly changing the world. For that they need sometimes only one desire.”

Initiative teams conduct “The World Largest Lesson” in every corner of the planet. The initiative has already been joined by Britain's ex-Prime Minister David Cameron, US First Lady Michelle Obama, the ministers of education in different countries. Thus, for 1 week it’s been planned to tell about Global Goals to 7 billion people in the world.

Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Repubilc  

 

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