My Voice-My School gives students the opportunity to share their ideas about education and their future. It allows students to have a voice in the development of global quality education as part of the UN Global Goals.
Students work on an advocacy campaign on one of the aspects of quality education and share this with their school, community, and national and international decision-makers.
The concept of a 'quality education' is embedded in the United Nations Global Goals 4 - Quality Education
Global Goals 4 - Quality Education
The UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development were adopted by World Leaders on 25 September 2015. They build on the work of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which ran from 2000 to 2015. The MDGs contained Goal 2 - Achieve Universal Primary Education.
The Global Goal 4 for quality education moves this forward by considering not only access to education for all, but also what makes a 'quality' or good education.
To summarize, the targets of Global Goal 4 are:
Ensure all girls and boys complete quality primary and secondary education.
Ensure all girls and boys have access to quality pre-school care and education.
Ensure equal access for all men and women to affordable vocational and tertiary education.
Increase the number of youth and adults who have the skills for decent employment and entrepreneurship.
Eliminate gender disparity in education and ensure equal access to education irrespective of gender, disability, ethnicity or children in vulnerable situations.
- Literacy and numeracy
Ensure all youth and a most adults achieve literacy and numeracy
- Values based education
Ensure all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development through education:
For sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles.
Human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence.
Global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity.
- School environment
Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive. - Provide safe, nonviolent, inclusive and effective learning environments.
Expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries.
- Teacher training
Increase the supply of qualified teachers.
Increase international cooperation for teacher training.