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Quality education (SDG 4)

Quality Education is Goal #4 of the Sustainable development goals (SDGs) defined by the UN for the 2016-2030 period. This replaces the Basic education Goal of the UN’s Millennium Goals (2000-2015).

Graines de Paix's scope of action covers every aspect of this Goal: 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.a and 4.c, with the exception of scholarships (4.b) as detailed below:

SDG #4 and the scope of action of Graines de Paix

The exact text SDG #4 (1, 2) is as follows. Words in bold highlight the domains covered by Graines de Paix :

  • 4.1 By 2030 to ensure that all girls and boys follow, on equal terms, a complete and full primary and secondary education that is free and good quality which results in a genuinely useful education.
  • 4.2 By 2030 ensure that all girls and boys have access to developmental activities and health care from an early age and a quality preschool education that prepares them for primary school.
  • 4.3 By 2030 ensure that all women and men have equal conditions and access to technical, vocational or tertiary education, this includes university, which is both affordable and good quality.
  • 4.4 By 2030 considerably increase the number of young people and adults with skills in technical and professional areas which are necessary for work, obtaining decent positions and starting their own businesses.
  • 4.5 By 2030 eradicate inequalities between the sexes in terms of education and ensure equal accessibility to vulnerable persons, including the disabled, indigenous peoples, and children in difficult situations, in all levels of education and professional training.
  • 4.6 By 2030 ensure that all children and adolescents as well as a large number of adults, both men and women, know how to read, write and count.
  • 4.7 By 2030, ensure that all students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to promote sustainable development, in particular through education in favour of sustainable development and ways of life, human rights, gender equality, and the promotion of a culture of peace and pacifism, global citizenship, the appreciation of cultural diversity and contribution to sustainable development culture.
  • 4.a Construct academic establishments that will be adapted to children, disabled persons, and to both sexes or adapt existing establishments in the same way and provide a learning framework that is safe, free from violence and accessible to all.
  • 4.b By 2020, considerably increase the number of academic scholarships offered in developing countries on a global scale, particularly in less advanced countries, African countries and small developing island states, in order to finance higher education, including professional training, computer science, technical, scientific and engineering studies, in developing countries and other countries in the course of developing.
  • 4.c By 2030 considerably increase the number of qualified teachers, particularly in terms of international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, specifically in less advanced countries and small developing island states.

Source: https://www.sdg4education2030.org/the-goal