UNICEF Representative to Moldova participates in the World’s Largest Lesson initiative
29 September 2015
UNICEF Representative to Moldova Nune Mangasaryan taught a lesson about the Sustainable Development Goals to children in the school of Molești village, Moldova. As part of the lesson, schoolchildren have identified poverty, injustice and unemployment as some of the most stringent problems of their country and their community.
Nune Mangasaryan encouraged children to think these problems in a larger, global context, stressing that on September 25, 193 world leaders have committed to the Global Goals – 17 goals to achieve in the next 15 years.
Such lessons are taught in more than 100 countries worldwide during the week of 28 September. The initiative, known as the World’s Largest Lesson, aims at teaching children all over the world about the new Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN General Assembly at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on September 25-27, 2015.
Specially created lesson materials include an animated film and a downloadable comic book. Additional lesson plans and information are available for teachers to select based on the themes most relevant for their pupils.
The World’s Largest Lesson provides a unique opportunity to foster global citizenship in schools across the world. It supports student learning across a range of subject areas such as science, geography, citizenship and technology and helps teachers explore important global issues such as human rights, poverty and climate change.
Globally, a potential 500 million girls and boys between the ages of 8 and 14 will have the chance to learn about the Global Goals, which range from ending extreme poverty for all people everywhere, to tackling climate change, and giving all children the opportunity to gain a quality primary and secondary education.
The Deputy Minister of Education Nadia Cristea have taught a similar lesson in the Pro Success Lyceum in Chișinau.
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