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Posted by Peter MUIR
DC Community Engagement groups have been created to help create opportunities for students to be actively involved in service-related efforts within and outside of school. Students are encouraged to become involved in these groups as a part of their individual Community Engagement / CAS programme. Each CE group will be based on an assigned Sustainable Development Goal. These goals were indicated to be of most interest in a survey of DC students. They are selected from the Sustainable Development Goals created by United Nations. For more information click here.
For Semester 1, Each Year Group will be focusing on 2 specific goals. The groups will be meeting once weekly for the remainder of semester 1 to develop, and implementing plans for action. Below are the goals for Semester 1 and some shocking facts to why you should join the cause!
|Years 7 and 8||Clean Water and Sanitation
Did you know?
844 million people in the world do not have access to clean water, and 2.3 Billion people do not have a decent toilet! That’s 1 in 10 people without clean water and 1 in 3 people without a toilet!
Did you know that climate change is affecting every country on every continent! People are experiencing the impact of climate change, which include changing weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events. We have to start saving our planet!
|Years 9 and 10||No Poverty
Did you know?
|Good Health and Well-Being
Affordable and clean energy. Global warming, is deteriorating everyday. This is only because of the type of energy sources WE are using. Such as coal, oil and gas which has the destructive impacts on the planets. Average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880, it sounds less but in reality has a big impact. But we can change this and help improve our planet. Now this is your chance to act!
|Years 11, 12 and 13||Zero Hunger
Have you ever had to go to school on an empty stomach? Not enough money to buy something from the vending machine in the DP centre? 66 million primary school children across the developing world experience this struggle everyday. This CAS activity gives you full freedom on what you want to target in the 2nd goal of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – whether it be agriculture, food, security, etc. In the continent with the most malnourished population in the entire world, now is your chance to act.
| Affordable and Clean Energy
Between 1990 and 2010, the number of people with access to electricity has increased by 1.7 billion, and as the global population continues to rise so will the demand for cheap energy. How can we ensure that we continue supplying energy that has minimal impact on our planet? How can we ensure that electricity is accessible to everyone?