Students in Tajikistan Explore Education Development Solutions

17 January 2018

On 11 December 2017, on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day, the United Nations (UN) Volunteers in cooperation with UNESCO, UN Women, and the Tajik-Russian Slavonic University organized the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) talk to promote quality education and gender equality.

Students from the Russian Tajik Slavonic University presented their ideas and best solutions on SDG4 (quality education) and SDG5 (gender equality) during the event at the UN Information and Resource Center in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

For achieving the SDG4, students proposed solutions on how to improve early childhood education to reach rural areas. During a related event Global Goals Jam on 29 November, UNESCO introduced the young audience with the themes and challenges for SDG4 (Quality Education). UNESCOs background materials helped students to come up with possible solutions on SDG4. These materials helped them to compare and contrast the situation in Tajikistan with other countries worldwide. For example, the winning team proposed that in order to strengthen the education sector all sections of the society should be incorporated, including from rural areas. Thus, the Ministry of Education should provide better teaching and learning conditions for teachers in rural areas.

Ms. Pratibha Mehta, the United Nation Resident Coordinator, thanked the volunteers and participants for their support in achieving the Sustainable Development Agenda and encouraged the volunteers to contribute their time and helping hands to those in need in the future.

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