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How parents can empower children with these Sustainable Development Goals teaching resources

We live in ONEWORLD, so taking responsibility is everyone’s responsibility

The Sustainable Development Goals are also known as the World’s Largest Lesson. Under this paradigm, and being a mum – Christine just wanted to do OneSimpleThing: empower her children through well researched, content-rich and thought-provoking global resources. Because she couldn’t find anything with enough value, she created it herself. The ONEWORLD Discovery Club comes with the best Sustainable Development Goals teaching resources to help kids develop the skills, knowledge and understanding they need, on a global perspective, so that they recognise we are bound together, and that everything we do matters, for we are all global citizens in a truly interconnected world. Learn & TEACH all about the SDG Global Goals and feel inspired… because ONEWORLD is now possible and no doubt change starts with the little ones!

Although words like climate change, global warming and sustainable development have become part of our day-to-day vocabulary the reality is, few of us even consider what they really mean and how they may affect us during our lifetime. Here’s a framework on how the Sustainable Development Goals teaching resources can be a way to teach yourself, as a parent, and your children, that taking responsibility is everyone’s responsibility.

The problem is, that we have for too long been living our lives without considering the long-term effects of our actions, and now the man-made issues and inequalities that exist throughout the world have reached what experts call the ‘tipping point’, or point of no return. We are, in effect, passengers in a car travelling at the speed of light without anyone checking to see if we have any brakes…

Harsh words indeed, yet all is not lost for we are living in a time when we have the opportunity to do something, going beyond what is fashionable and on trend to bring a ‘joined up’ approach to problem-solving.

The Global Goals – an opportunity!

And the great news is, three years ago the 193 countries that make up the United Nations agreed to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs (a series of 17 goals and 169 targets). These sustainable development goals are a global commitment to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that everyone, no matter where they live can prosper, free from inequality and injustice. These goals are, in effect, a blueprint designed to transform our world and they are not just for some of us, they are for all of us, and like us, they are all interconnected.

The global goals are a ‘call to action’ that present each and every one of us, no matter who we are, what we believe in or where we live with an opportunity to get involved and make a positive impact on the world.

So, although we may feel disengaged, and as though our thoughts and feelings about critical global issues and our future don’t count, the truth is they do, and the great news is we can make a difference.

In fact, all over the world people of every age, religion, shape and size are all looking to get involved to do something to make a positive impact on the world so we can secure a brighter, kinder, more sustainable future where all life has equal value, and where no man, woman or child is left behind  

The SDGs are not about pointing fingers or apportioning blame, and they are certainly not about self or ego nor are they about banning the supermarket, making us live in the dark or knitting our own pasta… for these goals, are ‘enablers’, and they bring a shared vision for humanity to the table. And as we begin to recognise the opportunity that the global goals represent, we will begin to see a direct correlation between what we do and what we become, transforming the way we think and how we act on a local level will have a huge impact globally.

As we look to embrace these goals, we need to ensure that we help our children develop a greater sense of the world, so that we can transform the way they think and act to bring shared values to life.

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Why we need to change

As a parent, I had become increasingly dismayed by the way that global issues were portrayed in the media, and on the news, finding that it had a lasting, negative impact on my kids. I was astounded by the distinct lack of quality information that was available, and that coupled with the onslaught of fake news, extremism and unrest I decided, that I would use my knowledge of sustainability and the world to develop a series of well researched, content-rich and thought-provoking global resources to empower children.

Three years later and I have created a wide range of resources to help kids develop the skills, knowledge and understanding they need, on a global perspective, so that they recognise we are bound together, and that everything we do matters, for we are all global citizens in a truly interconnected world.

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Get involved with these Sustainable Development Goals teaching resources

The ONEWORLD Discovery Club presents us as parents, with a unique opportunity to help our children discover more about the world they live in, the challenges we face and how we can overcome them, they can discover more about the amazing innovators that are finding solutions to the many challenges, the technology that is helping to drive change, they can learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals what they are and why they matter and how we can work together to transform our world, Everything written and designed to engage and inspire so that our children  can be part of the change and make a positive difference to the world.

All it takes today is OneSimpleThing and that means one more person becoming aware and helping the next, and the next…

Because Together We Can x

Get a 25% discount for the ONEWORLD Discovery Club educational resources with Ourgoodbrands using the code “25OGB” – ENJOY!

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The Discovery Club Phase 1 is designed for children aged 7-11. Annual membership costs only 60 pounds per year we will plant a tree with every sign up received…

There is also a monthly option at 7.00 pm, which allows the member flexibility in spreading the cost.

Don’t Just take my word for it… Here’s what others say about the ONEWORLD Sustainable Development Goals teaching resources

‘It’s Brilliant ’

Hannah Kirby – Aged 10

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Whilst Polar explorer Ann Daniels said.

“Brilliant resources that are thought-provoking, well written and highly engaging. Exactly what our young people need in their lives.”

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And Andy Pratt Head of the FSC – Slapton

“Why wouldn’t you want to get involved and subscribe absolutely brilliant.”

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The second phase of the Discovery Club will see an online hub being launched specifically for teens, and we envisage this going live early 2019. This online space will be a safe place for young people to discover more, free from fake news, where they can ask questions and find answers to the issues that matter to them giving them the knowledge and tools they need to help them a space for learning, sharing ideas and promoting the fantastic works that engaged thinkers all over the world are doing to forge a more sustainable where we can all thrive.

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Christine Farrell

After 25 years of working for some of the world’s biggest brands I realised, that I was, in fact, part of a very real global problem and if I wanted to make a difference, I needed to stop what I was doing and find a way to help people just like me recognise that everything we do matters and if we want to secure lasting change we need to take responsibly for our lives and lifestyles so that we reduce the impact we are having on every living thing. Turning my back on all I had, has, at times, been quite a challenge! But the journey has taught me lessons more valuable than any I had ever known and today through my world-class resources, I look to empower kids to do more than just belong but participate and help them make a positive impact on the world - because together we can x

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