On September 25 2015, 193 world leaders committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years; end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fix climate change.
Project Trust is delighted to support this vision for 2030 and to encourage our Volunteers and Returned Volunteers to learn, share knowledge and take what action they can to contribute to the Global Goals.
To learn more about the Global Goals, watch this video introduced by Malala Yousafzai:
Lucy and Lilidh, currently volunteering in Malawi, sent us this picture to show their support for the Global Goals.
Lucy said: “Here at STEKA we’re working to support Global Goal #6 – clean water and sanitation.
“We are currently focusing on hand washing and teaching the children the benefits of having clean hands. Last week Lilidh and I met up with some British doctors who were working at Queens Hospital (Blantyre) and were kind enough to donate pencils, ribbons and some bars of soap. This soap has allowed us to teach the children how to wash their hands – and they love it! Some of the kids were even running to the back of the queue after their turn so they could do it again.
“We recently had a scare when one of our younger boys was rushed to hospital last week with what turned out to be a serious bacterial infection. By introducing hand washing rules – after the toilet and before eating – as well as basic means of health and hygiene, we hope to prevent another occurrence like this.
“We held a hand washing morning, followed by a nursery lesson in which we taught the children about the tiny germs that live on our hands if we don’t wash them with soap, and how they can make us sick. We had our own take on some songs like “if you’re happy and you know it wash your hands”, and the kids had great fun colouring the hands we had cut out for our wall display. It was fantastic to see the kids being so enthusiastic about learning something new that is so beneficial for them.”