BY: KALD | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Ho District Civil Society Organisations’ Platform on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has intensified the campaign on the United Nations set goals within its catchment area.
As part of the campaign, the platform led by its convener Ms. Princess Lovia Tetteh was at the Ho Kpodzi E.P Basic ‘B’ School to engage pupils and teachers on the SDGs, stressing on Goal 4, which focuses on ‘inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.’
The engagement was aimed at creating awareness among these stakeholders about the Global Goals, which is designed to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
The team took turns to educate the children on the importance of the SDGs to their well-being and development, stating that equitable and inclusive Education was a tool to Development
They also highlighted the roles of government, CSOs, stakeholders and citizens to domesticate the SDGs so no one is left behind.
The school pupils and their teachers who were elated about the engagement also pledged to carry on the campaign to others in their homes and communities.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
On the other hand, the Ghana Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Platform on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was established in October 2015 to ensure more coordinated civil society efforts in achieving the SDGs in Ghana. The CSOs Platform was institutionalised in May 2016 and includes more than 300 member organisations, consisting of coalitions, associations, unions, community-based organisations, local, national and international non-governmental organisations, and religious groups, whose membership spreads across country.
The CSOs Platform’s membership is divided into 18 sub-platforms, one for each of the 17 SDGs and a youth sub-platform. District platforms have been established in several districts.