HPL and Global Goals synergise at Doha College
Three years ago, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. They have been adopted by governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone.
While global citizenship pervades everything that takes place within the walls of Doha College, the school has now decided to embed the global goals within their successfully implemented High Performance Learning approach, and within the deeper culture of the DC community.
One of the HPL Values, Attributes and Attitudes (VAA) is “Concern for Society”, which – combined with other VAAs such as “Collaborative”, “Creating and Enterprising”, “Risk-Taking”, “Open-Mindedness”, “Perseverance” – can make a real difference in progressing towards the global goals. These are:
1. No Poverty
2. Zero Hunger
3. Good Health and Well-Being
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
6. Clean Water and Sanitisation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
8. Decent Work and economic Growth
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
13. Climate Action
14. Life Below Water
15. Life on Land
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
17. Partnership for the Goals
Ondrea McSwiggan, Enrichment and ECA Coordinator, explains how the global goals will be interweaved with HPL and the curriculum: “I am delighted to launch the Global Goals as the next step in our High Performance Learning Journey. One of the aims of High Performing Learning is to nurture Global Citizens. In order to do this, we need to teach our children global issues. Teaching children about global issues and encouraging them to see alternative perspectives is of huge importance. In an increasingly interconnected world, today's young generation need to learn be able to engage in communication with people from a wide range of different cultures and traditions.”
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