Sustainable Development Goals
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
When is progress not progress? When it isn't sustainable! Come listen to ideas about how we can create and meet goals that are sustainable for learners, educational institutions and the larger environment. Join Monia and Ayush as they share their SDG journey.
Monia Mahmoudi is a computer science teacher in the pioneer preparatory school Kaireddine Pasha Sidi Bouzid, in Tunisia.
Monia and her students are global citizens and have participated in many international events, collaborating with other teachers and students around the world. She models for her students to encourage all around her to think globally and act locally.
In Monia's classroom, everyone is encouraged to be innovative and creative, She helps her students to enhance their knowledge about digital literacy and about SDGs: she encourages them to communicate, collaborate and share their knowledge with others.
Monia has been a part of many Twitter chats and engages in tweetmeets every month to discuss a subject with colleagues and students around the globe.
She is a lifelong learner and has taken part in the following events, this list is only the start: Connected Educator Monthly Meetup, June 2019; Safer Internet day 2018; Women's day 2018; Earth day 2018; Peace day 2018; Teacher day 2018.
Ayush Chopra is a 17-year-old Student and the founder of ‘SDGs For Children’, a not for profit organization with the mission to support Agenda 2030 through UN Sustainable Development Goals. ( http://SDGsForChildren.org ) Since the age of 12, Ayush has been engaged in Human Rights, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the creative methods of presenting the need to be an active citizen. He has organized activities at his school and made videos outlining a real-life application of his own experiences of the benefits of education. Ayush delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations on Youth For Human Rights International Summit, demanding that no one can sit on the sidelines. Combined with his public speaking and his initiative of ‘SDGs For Children’, he has reached thousands of people of all ages to inspire them to learn and take action against injustice.
Ayush recently received the Princess Diana Award for his exceptional work. He has been acknowledged as one of the most influential young Change Makers around the world. The Diana Award is the longest-running award given to outstanding young people for selflessly creating and sustaining positive social change in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales. Ayush was appointed as one of the first group of ambassadors for the TeachSDGs project, initiated by the Global Goals Education Task Force, a volunteer-based worldwide network of teachers. The Global Goals Educator Task Force, in partnership with the United Nations, aims to strengthen the voice of the Educator in their sessions, meetings, and events pertaining to the Sustainable Development Goals. Ayush is also the AFI (Ariel Foundation International) Youth Ambassador and Representative at the UN.
He is the author of the book – “Shaping A Fairer World With SDGs And Human Rights.” The book graphically disseminates information about SDG's and Human Rights, with engaging design and artwork. In witty, playful and colourfully tabulated content, the book narrates his journey as well as the stories of those who have contributed towards new ideas and innovative narratives to effect real change. It has now become part of the daily curriculum and used as reference material by Teachers across the globe to introduce SDG's and Human Rights to students for the first time.
Ayush has his own Podcast, ‘Shaping A Fairer World’. His podcast is an attempt to share the voices and the unheard stories of Educators, students and Parents across the globe. Ayush believes nothing can stand in the way of the power of voices calling for CHANGE.