The World’s Largest Lesson is a global project to engage all children in learning about the SDGs and using these as a stimulus for both SDG advocacy and local community action.
Creative resources and training are provided to teachers and peer educators to enable them to engage children and young people in the Goals and local action.
World’s Largest Lesson Nigeria in October 2019 aims to deliver mass youth and citizen engagement in the SDGs and accelerate progress towards SDGs 4.7 and 12.8 (education for sustainable development).
The project includes the following methodologies:
- Creation of bespoke free teacher training and resources for teaching the SDGs in Nigeria
- The activation of a volunteer youth network to teach lessons in schools across the country in one week of October 2019
- The deepening of SDGs learning experience for a smaller number of students invited to take part in after school clubs and generate ideas for local
community projects. A national challenge to award the best ideas with small grants to bring ideas to life.
- The leveraging of student experience into a call to action to Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Education from 500k children to accelerate the inclusion of
SDGs learning into Nigeria’s national curriculum so that all students can participate in learning with and for the SDGs.
- The creation of a Progress Event in which students, teachers and stakeholders join to witness student experience. Within this event stakeholders and
decision makers will meet to discuss the proposal and identify a plan for move forward.
- The project is inspired and supported by the World’s Largest Lesson, funded by Avanti Communications and delivered locally by 3 NGOs.
Evidence of success will be the inclusion of education for sustainable development (including environment, climate change and social justice) either within the formal national curriculum for Nigeria or as part of a formally agreed annual programme of learning outside of core academic time. Eg after school clubs.
500k children engaged in learning about the Goals.
30k children engaged in after school clubs and local community action projects
8000 youth and teacher volunteers trained to teach the SDGs using resources contextualised for resources.
Progress towards all children in Nigeria being able to participate in education for sustainable development either through formal learning mechanisms or through systemised but informal routes such as National Youth Service programmes.
Citizen awareness of SDGs and issues of sustainability brought into homes and communities through teaching of young people.