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YRE Ghana leads charge on SDGs at Soul Clinic International School

Michael Ackon, the youth board chair of YRE Ghana said with only six years left to reach the UN's 2030 deadline for the SDGs, it is vital that the youth, the future leaders, grasp these goals and understand how they can contribute to their achievement

Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Ghana continued their dedication to fostering youth involvement in sustainable development with another successful session of their SDGsDrive project.

On Friday (17 May), at Soul Clinic International School, the team delved into educating and empowering basic school students on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), igniting enthusiasm and action among attendees.

Building upon the momentum gained from its launch in February, the interactive session aimed to inspire students to become catalysts for change within their communities.

Following their initial outreach to over 1,200 students at the Opportunities Industrialization Technical Institution earlier this year, the YRE Ghana team found a receptive audience at Soul Clinic, further expanding their impact.

Under the guidance of National Operator Rosemary Balami, the team broke down the 17 SDGs into digestible concepts, ensuring students could grasp the significance and relevance of each goal.

Through practical demonstrations, they illustrated actionable steps students could take to contribute towards achieving these goals, which span critical areas such as poverty eradication, quality education, climate action, and gender equality.

Michael Ackon, the Youth Board Chair of YRE Ghana, underscored the urgency of youth involvement in addressing global challenges.

“With only six years left to reach the UN’s 2030 deadline for the SDGs, it’s vital that we, the future leaders, grasp these goals and understand how we can contribute to their achievement,” he emphasised.

YRE Ghana remains resolute in its mission of “empowering and inspiring action!” Seeking to amplify its impact, the organisation actively pursues partnerships and sponsorships to extend its reach and catalyse a global movement in support of the UN SDG Action Campaign.

The session at Soul Clinic International School not only equipped students with knowledge but also instilled a sense of agency, empowering them to become active participants in shaping a sustainable future.

About YRE Ghana

Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is an award-winning global programme coordinated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and run by the Centre for Sustainable Transformation (CeST).

The programme seeks to empower young people to participate in the public debate on environmental issues and the SDGs through engagement and education in schools and community groups, writing articles, taking pictures, making videos and more.

Reporting by Caleb Ahinakwa

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