Our SDGs Youth Action Campaign team embarks on an SDG awareness drive by organizing SDG Youth Forums. The Campaign targets students and teachers of various Senior High Schools across the country. During the forum, the goals are discussed in detail with participants to enable them gain a deeper understanding of the goals.
Also, SDG Youth Clubs are formed in schools, due to the need to create a strong foundation and grassroots base for the Campaign especially among youth in higher education in Ghana. The clubs will provide a platform for youth learning, organizing, engaging in discourse around localizing the SDGs, and appreciating their individual efforts in living the SDGs at an individual level.
Some senior high schools visited include Kumbungu, Savelugu, Pong-Tamale, Kasuliyili and Tolon Senior High Schools all in the Northern Region; Winneba and Mfantsiman Girls Senior High Schools in the Central Region; Presbyterian and Adonten Senior High Schools in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
Students were excited to participate in the forum and this was evident during the question and answer session. Students also had the opportunity to share the knowledge gained during the quiz sessions and their expectations during an interview session. In a quest to equip the students help themselves and their communities attain the SDGs, students were asked to examine the goals in the context of their everyday lives.
The SDGs Youth Action Campaign is an initiative of YES-Ghana in partnership with 100% for the Children, Rural Education and Empowerment Programme and Civil Society in Development, Denmark. The Campaign aims at improving leadership, technical and operational capacity of Ghanaian youth to actively engage in local and national sustainable development efforts. The Campaign seeks to revolutionize effective youth participation and demystify the development process for young people.