REVIEWING THE FIRST SET OF GOALS POSITIVE OUTCOMES N E G AT I V E O U T C O M E S • Between 1999 and 2009, 43 million children enrolled in • Lacked detail regarding specific global problems. primary education. The rate of enrolment in Sub- Saharan Africa has increased by 18%. • There is no set definition of poverty therefore where 1 meal a day in the UK is poor it is average in Kenya. • There has been a reduction of the proportion of people living on less than $1.25 per day by 600 • Relative success; how were the MDGs meant to be million. measured? Was the aim to bring all countries up to the same level of development or ensure that all • In 20 years, the number of deaths in children under the countries were improving at the same rate? age of 5, has decreased from 12.4 million to 7.6 million per year. Five in nine developing regions have reduced • The goals were not achievable in regards to the under-five mortality rate by 50%. resources and time available. • Between 1990 and 2012, maternal mortality has • The set goals required more promotion in order decreased by 47%. create awareness. • In the past decade, 200,000 deaths from Malaria • Goals weren’t tailored towards LEDCs. have been prevented each year. • 117 countries have passed laws regarding wage equality.Source of photo: http://www.makepovertyhistory.com.au/millennium-development-goals/
1. CLEAN DRINKING WATER FOR EVERYONEClean drinking water is so important, it is vital everyone has it! The water that people in LEDCS drinkcarries many diseases that could kill. Millions of people die everyday because of the contaminated waterthey are forced to drink to survive. Everyone is entitled to fresh drinking water. Some children have tospend five hours or more walking to get dirty water when children should be getting an education. We planto do this throughout the fifteen years while the other goals are going on as we feel although it is the mostimportant, it is going to be the hardest to complete. We thought by taking the whole fifteen years tocomplete the goal, people will put more value on clean water. We’ve been corresponding with severaldifferent water related charities such as Water Aid as to whether or not they will support us in this.
2. EDUCATION FOR ALL CHILDRENChildren need an education. There are 115 million children around the world who are not in school and our goal is togive them all a primary education. Children need to be able to read, write and count. Adults all over the world aresuffering because they can’t do any of these basic things. This needs to stop, children have a right to have aneducation and we want to give them that right.Even if they are lucky enough to go school, one third of the children either drop out or get kicked out before they canachieve a basic education. We are aiming to set up one new school every six months. We are going to look for thecountries that suffer from lack of education and work on one country at a time.’Education Ministry Spokesman Petros Woldegiorgis tells how Ethiopia, which had fewer than 2,000 primary schools 15 years ago now has 280,000, and is on the verge of providing access to education for all of its 20 million school age children.’’ This is a quote from our link school, Ada Model in Ethiopia. It shows that universal primary education is possible. Furthermore, with our help the amount of children getting education will be raised to 100% in Ethiopia. We aim to achieve this from 2015-2030. We want to make sure we have enough time to complete the goal. Also, once people are starting to get clean drinking water, they won’t need their children to walk to get it and they will be able to go to school instead.
3. COMBAT TERRORISM We are aware that terrorism is an increasing issue, therefore we would like to introduce education to the youth brought up in areas were terrorism is a growing problem. In cooperation with our link school, Ada Model in Ethiopia, we have devised this goal, to prevent terrorism which is especially common in parts of Africa. Most terrorist attacks are provoked by either jealousy of another country, or a certain religion/belief/culture may have been offended. We believe that global communication is key to preventing attacks. The U.S. government released statistics yesterday documenting a dramatic increase in terrorist attacks last year and a death toll of close to 2,000 people around the globe. We want to work on this goal throughout the fifteen years, as it is a big problem and we must make sure it is completed to a high standard.Source of photo: http://publicsafety.ohio.gov/NPM/ReadyForTerrorism.stm
4. EVERYONE HAS A MEAL EVERYDAYAll people deserve at least one meal a day. People like us who live in MEDC’s have more than enough foodtoday and a lot goes to waste. We think we should help to put a stop to this and help the people who need thefood to live. Even one meal is more than enough for these people. Imagine not having anything to eat ormaybe a little and then you can get one decent meal a day. How happy would you be?We want to give enough aid to stop children dying from hunger and help the poorest families feed themselves.We also think we can encourage governments to stop big companies dodging tax in poor countries so millionsof people can free themselves from hunger. If we stop poor farmers being forced off their land we can growcrops to feed people and not fuel cars. We want governments and big companies to be honest and open abouttheir actions that stop people from getting enough food.
5. PREVENT DISEASESMany of the common deaths across the world are easily preventable, but not enough is being doneto help in LEDCs. 90% of all Malaria deaths occurred in the continent of Africa, but this can beprevented by providing nets to protect people when they are sleeping, as mosquitos mainly attackduring the night.Although Malaria can not be prevented by an injection (they are working on one) other commondiseases like rubella, mumps, measles, diphtheria, tetanus, polio, Pertussis (Whooping Cough) andmore can be! We want to get as many people vaccinated as possible.HIV and AIDs affects many people in both the developed and developing world, but 67% of peoplewith this disease are in Africa. People in LEDCs should have access to education about safe sex sothat they can be taught about how diseases like this can be prevented and also they should have freeaccess to contraception.All these diseases don’t have to end badly as they can be treatable if caught early enough, however ifleft un-treated it can result in being a life threatening illness. If everyone, everywhere was told howto be protected and how to prevent disease, then they will have a longer life and this will increasethe life expectancy. We want this goal completed as soon as possible as it will lead onto our next goal.
6. INCREASE LIFE EXPECTANCY EVERYWHEREIn LEDC’s many people die too early because there is no proper hospitals, equipment or qualifiednurses and doctors. People also die from diseases that are easy to prevent. This was explained in theprevious slide. We feel its necessary to change this. The average life expectancy in Central Africa is 45years for both men and women. This is just one example of how low the life expectancies are in thepoorer, less developed countries. Our aim is to increase this.We plan to do this by providing money for hospitals, equipment and qualifications for nurses anddoctors across the globe. We aim to achieve this from 2020-2030 as it is linked to many other goals.
7. REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS BY 70% Climate change is more than an issue than ever before, our world is warming up and this could have disastrous effects in the future. We believe that carbon emissions need to be reduced by 70% by 2030. This is a goal that will have to be worked on throughout the fifteen years, as it requires more research to be done and the methods that can be used to prevent it will take a few years to set up. This is a goal that can only be completed if MEDCs co-operate, because it is their actions that is making the weather more unpredictable all over the world. In LEDCs, this has a huge effect on their crop growing, their access to water and their homes, as they can be destroyed by monsoons and high winds. The footprint grew 10% from 2009 to 2010, reversing a 19% decline the previous year. We can change this by raising awareness of the effects that it is having on LEDCs. The poor weather conditions across the globe induce poor farming which leads to a lack of food.Source of photo: http://icjproject.org/global-benefits/climate-change/
8. PROTECT UN-OWNED LAND, SEAS AND ANIMALSWe think it is important that all the un-owned land, water and animals are protected because it is all beingdestroyed. So many animals have become extinct in the last 10 years and if we don’t protect these animalsthe problem is sure to continue to grow. The forests are being cut down and these trees are vital for oxygen sothis will be beneficial for everyone around the world. The seas are being ruined because people are taking somany fish that populations are becoming extinct.To stop animals being killed we need to stop poachers .To stop forests being cut down we can make sure whenone tree is cut down another one is grown. We can also make sure that there is one area in every forest that isnot allowed to be cut down. Also, to prevent overfishing we can make sure that the nets they use havebigger holes so little fish can get through. There should be more laws to prevent people from capturing toomany fish. We are going to try and get this completed from 2026-2030. We have chosen this time scalebecause although it is not the most important it does require attention.
9. PROTECTION FOR GIRLS For many girls, starting their periods means that they will be pulled out of school, forced to get married and have children. They are forced to give birth but then many schools do not allow them back into school (if they are lucky enough to go to school in the first place). Also, many girls die during giving birth or suffer serious damage afterwards. We feel that this is wrong and it should not be happening. 60% of school girls have to suffer this, we want to try and reduce this by as much as possible, even down to nothing if we could. By talking to young girls sexually assaulted, we could help provide them with the necessary support they need and even try to stop the criminal act of rape. We will try to achieve this from 2016-2025. We have set a realistic date for this goal as it is a very wide spread problem.Source of photo: http://www.childlineindia.org.in/girl-child-rights-protection.htm
10. SUSTAINABLE SHELTER EVERYWHEREAcross the world many people are living on the streets or in dilapidated houses, while others havethe luxury of shelter which is sustainable. Everyone should be allowed to live in a home that canstand against all weather types. Many people have achieved sustainable homes, which are alsoefficient and very cheap (It can be done for free) by using recyclable items and natural resources.Most of them are underground which means they are insulated by the surrounding earth. Thismethod does not harm the planet like concrete and cement, also rocks can be used instead of these.Some people could make a living by building these for others.There are also many natural insulators that are better than the man made products, such as strawbails and wool. As sustainable shelter (like this idea^) is very cheap, environmentally friendly andcheap to maintain it can be widely taught and is a fairly easy build. We would aim to try and achievethis by 2025-2030. We feel that, although this is important, we think we need to prioritise the othersover this which is why we have put this as a slightly later date. We think that clean drinking waterand a meal everyday is a more important goal as they are vital to live.
LINK ETHIOPIA• We have had input from our link school, Ada Model, in Ethiopia who gave us inspiration for our goals. Ethiopia was one of the developing countries that adopted the millennium declaration in 2000.• Since then, the country has entered into political commitment to introduce appropriate strategies to achieve the MDGs.• “ I can say we made [an] education revolution in the history of this country”- Petros Woldegirorgis
Our Year 7 Assembly On Friday 8th March 2013, our team presented in an assembly to inform Year 7 about the current goals and the new ones we want to see improve the poorest parts of the world. The students were enthusiastic to hear our views on the world. The main topic of the assembly was ‘One Person Can Change The World.’ We explained that we need the help of everyone if we are going to fully achieve these upcoming goals. This assembly boosted our team spirit, giving us more knowledge on what others want to see happen in the world to improve the lives of the worlds poorest people and has also helped informed our presentation. Contacting Charities We have contacted several charities including Oxfam to see if they can support us with our ideas. We are awaiting replies at the moment.Source of photo: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/
‘GLOBAL’- WE ARE THE NEXT GENERATION! We came up with the idea that we can form a charity called Global to help fund completing the goals. We can include events that schools and other organisations can do, including; • Bake sale • Sponsored run • Bingo night • Clothes donations • Fast for 24 hours • Sports’ days • Non school uniform days (with little fundraising events) • Quiz nights • Work with larger appeals (e.g. Sports Relief/Comic Relief) If we go forward with this charity we can really help promote the MDG’S. Furthermore, we can host events that involve everyone and help provide funding to go towards the new set of goals so that everyone can play a part and it is not just about the government. As a result, more and more children will become aware of the goals and want to get involved!Source of photo:http://www.nccu.edu/academics/sc/artsandsciences/globalstudies/index.cfm
We would especially like to thank members of the Shape the Future club: We would like to thank these websites for providing the information• Naomi Baker for our presentation: • http://www.worldvision.org/news/charity-water-world-vision-• Florence Hardy partner-clean-water-project• George Kroon • http://www.childlineindia.org.in/girl-child-rights-protection.htm• Estelle Bruce • http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-children-education- worldwide/• Amalia Roberts • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_Democratic_R• Ruth Shorten epublic_of_the_Congo#Life_expectancy_at_birth• Sonny Small • http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/niger-life-expectancy• George Williams-Walton• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_life_expectancy • http://www.ldaf.louisiana.gov/portal/offices/forestry/forestprotectio• Kieran Edmonds n/tabid/135/default.aspx• Annabelle Taylor • http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/dec/14/imports-uk-• Amy Collins carbon-emissions • http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/sci_tech/2000/cli• Rowan Ridley mate_change/impact/default.stm
TEAM GLOBAL IN THE COLOURS OF OUR LINK SCHOOL IN ETHIOPIAMaisie and Alison Morgan and Zoe