SDG4 Using LEO Satellites to help achieve the UN Goal of Universal Education Access.
SDG4 is part of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, of the United Nations.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were announced in 2015, with a target of achieving them by 2030.
SDG’s are part of a UN plan of action to end poverty, protect the planet, promote prosperity and ensure peace for all of the the world
SDG4 is focussed on Quality Education for all.
The goal aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”
The United Nations breaks this ambition down into specific targets, to be achieved by 2030.
All girls and boys are able to complete free, equitable, and quality primary and secondary education, leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.
This is not currently possible, with millions of children not able to access education.
Although the situation has improved in recent decades, there are estimated to still be 258 Million children and youths, out of school.
Females are affected more than males.
Ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care, and pre-primary education, so that they are ready for primary education.
Target 4.3 aims to ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational, and tertiary education, including university.
Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs, and entrepreneurship.
Eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, and children in vulnerable situations.
Ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy.
Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship, and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.
Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability, and gender-sensitive and provide safe, nonviolent, inclusive, and effective learning environments for all.
Substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States, and African countries, for enrolment in higher education, including vocational training and information and communications technology, technical, engineering, and scientific programs, in developed countries and other developing countries.
Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing States.
These targets aim to ensure access to quality education, promote lifelong learning opportunities, address gender disparities, improve literacy and numeracy, and prepare individuals with the skills needed for sustainable development.
So how can we achieve SDG4 using LEO Satellites.