LIBURNETIK joins with Youth and Civil Society on the International Youth Day, an important and beautiful day!
The subject of International Youth Day 2019 was “Transforming Education”, highlighting the efforts to make education more important, equal and comprehensive for all the young people, including the effort of youth themselves. Rooted on the Agenda for sustainable Development- for “securing comprehensive and equal education with high quality and promoting opportunities of learning during all the life time” – International Youth Day 2019’s objective nr. 4 of 2030 aims to examine how Governments, youth and organizations leaded by young people and for youth, and also third parties, should transform education and how those efforts are contributing on achieving 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Statistics remind us that significant transformations are still needed to make education systems more inclusive and accessible: (1) Only 10% of people have completed upper secondary education in low-income countries; (2) 40% of the global population is not taught in a language they speak or fully understand; and (3) over 75% of high school-age refugees are out of school. In addition, indigenous youth, youth with disabilities, young women, youth belonging to vulnerable groups or in situations of marginalization, etc., are facing other challenges to be part of the education system, to meet their different needs.
Making education more important, equitable and inclusive is essential to achieving sustainable development. Education is a 'multiplier of development' in that it plays a key role in accelerating progress across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, be it poverty eradication, good health, gender equality, proper employment and growth, reducing inequalities, climate action or building peaceful societies. Education should lead to effective learning outcomes, with the content of school curricula and pedagogy appropriate for the purpose, not only for the IV industrial revolution and the future of work and life, but also for the opportunities and challenges that rapidly brings the social contexts.