By Abbie Nott
On March 4th, the last day of the 2021 Goals Project, we were joined by classrooms around the world for a day of presentations and sharing of knowledge. The 9 hours of programming involved 34 sets of student livestreams on Twitter, where classes were able to display what they had found out about their given Sustainable Development Goal as well as their thoughts on how to achieve it.
From Moldova to Taiwan to the Dominican Republic, it was wonderful to see students of all ages share their enthusiasm with others.
As well as the livestreams, there was a live Day of Solutions Plenary event, featuring a number of guest speakers and performers, with the keynote speaker being the brilliant UN Under-Secretary-General, Melissa Fleming.
Melissa Fleming offered wonderful insights into the SDGs, including that they are a ‘blueprint for a better world - a more just, a greener world’. She reminded us all to be grateful for our teachers during this pandemic, as they have been wonderful at adapting to change.
One student asked: what can we all do to help implement the SDGs by 2030? USG Fleming replied with these words of wisdom...
‘You are all influencers in yourselves’.
‘Choose a path that is going to make the world a better place’.
The Plenary session also featured numerous student speakers who were all brilliant; you can find their performances, as well as Melissa Fleming’s speech, in the YouTube link at the end of this article! Highlights include Arushi Pant singing The Climb and Riya Mehta reminding us to be grateful for what we have, to name just a couple.
Thank you very much to everyone who made the Day of Solutions, and the whole Goals Project, possible! Without the support of teachers, the enthusiasm of students and the dedication of organisers then the project wouldn’t be what it is. We hope you all enjoyed it, and if you want to relive any of the events then look no further than the Take Action Global YouTube channel.
See you all soon!