On 23 February, the USA Digital Learning Day, we celebrate the incredible advancements in technology that have transformed the way we learn and teach. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of digital learning has become more evident than ever, as schools and universities around the world have had to shift to remote learning.
International Mother Language Day is a celebration of linguistic and cultural diversity around the world, celebrated on February 21. This day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1999 to promote multilingualism and the protection of all mother tongues.
Human trafficking is a global problem that affects millions of people around the world. It is a crime that is often hidden in plain sight, with victims being forced into labor or sex work against their will. The United Nations defines human trafficking as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability, or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.”
Consumerism has become a pressing issue in today's society. The constant pressure to consume more and keep up with the latest trends has led to an excessive and unsustainable lifestyle, both environmentally and psychologically.
The event is sponsored by the Salvation Missions and colleagues from the Claritin Society, the Society of Jesus, the IBVM, Sisters of Charity Federation, and the Society of the Sacred Heart.
SDG 4.7 tells us by 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among other things, through education for sustainable development, sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence global citizenship and appreciation for cultural diversity, etc.
Today we are more educated. Today there are more educated people in the world than yesterday, and tomorrow there will be more than today, and yet inequality grows in leaps and bounds. I think we should question why this happens?
So very often in the past that engineers built the gas chambers at the time of the Nazis' doctors; they did that in human experiments on human beings. Nurses administered lethal injections to little children. They were all educated. Why does this happen? And something that remains in my mind is that the global community has not invested sufficiently in SDG 4.7, where 4.7 intends to make the patient transformative that doesn't happen.