The Decade of Action – Moving Towards 2030 Agenda of SDGs

Starting from 2020, a new decade is all set to embark on a new journey, unfurling into a spectrum of new hopes and actions. Adopted in 2015 by United Nations Member States, 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is ceaselessly moving towards its deadline.

SDGs withhold our future, our very existence and it is, therefore, necessary that we as the residents of planet earth stand by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and transform the world to a point where we can finally celebrate its “Leave No One Behind” spirit.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

With a mission to maintain a balance between social, economic and environmental sustainability and to address various global challenges, the 17 SDGs are interconnected in such a way that actions across one goal sector will affect the outcomes across that of another goal, all together calling for a prosperous planet.

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Well-being
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  10. Reduced Inequality
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  13. Climate Action
  14. Life Below Water
  15. Life on Land
  16. Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
  17. Partnerships to Achieve the Goal

Each goal is vast but can be achieved if the 3 major categories of stakeholders in the ecosystem continue to contribute to SDGs with utmost dedication and concern. 

  1. Global leaders
  2. Institutions
  3. Individuals

The need for a united workforce is powerfully quoted as “There is no ‘Plan B’ because we do not have ‘Planet B.’ We have to work and galvanize our action.” ~ United Nations Foundation

Over the last two decades, there has been a positive change with regard to most of the SDGs such as poverty, education, health, and employment but this still rests to be a long battle that we all need to fight together. Though world leaders from more than 150 nations have come forward to join SDGs since 2015, institutions and more importantly the people i.e we as a human family need to gather immense determination and concern for our communities. 

Corporate Social Responsibility and Volunteering have been instrumental in uplifting the SDG ethos at institutional and individual levels respectively. In this light, as a social organization, we as LetsEndorse have held many befitting projects, aiming to create irreversible and sustainable impacts across many SDGs.

As we envision to play a critical role in achieving the 2030 agenda of sustainable development, we are constantly working with social innovators, grassroots NGOs, and responsible corporations. Here are some of the projects that we successfully endorsed in the span of the last decade, hoping to connect the 17 integral dots of sustainable development. 

SDG 3: Good Health and Well Being

Project Shaping Vision: Screening the vision of over 150 students of (Govt. Aided) Resurrection High School in Michael Palya, Bangalore from Std. 7 to 10 with a goal to provide them fitting spectacles and aid their learning process. 

Project Aarogya: Health screening of school students on the growth and nutrition levels, examining them from head to toe, checking their visual acuity, hearing abilities and oral and dental health.

SDG 4: Quality Education

Project Paathshala: Revamping a Government lower primary school Armed with colors and paintbrushes painting jungles, ocean beds, the universe along with converting a storeroom into a reading room, with book racks, cupboards, several games, puzzles, and over 150 books.

Project Likhai: Equipping young learners with light-weight bags unfold into ergonomic, portable and detachable desks.

Project Jigyasa: Helping the kids from the community centers of Makkala Jagriti with learning science through hands-on experiments and creative upcycling activities.

Project Be The Green Force: Planting different native tree varieties such as Honge, Sampige, Kadu Badami and many more!

Project Rang Maidan: Transforming the premises of Govt. Primary School Domlur to incorporate the idea of Building As a Learning Aid (BaLa) and to build on concepts of math, coordination, balance, etc. 

SDG 5: Gender Equality

Project Pride Inside: Conducting interactive sessions and colorful activities to signify the pride of the ‘LGBTQ+ community and to address the various challenges encountered by them. 

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Project Prasaadhan: Installing colorful toilet structures including vitrified tiles, hand-wash basins, water tanks, and mirrors, 4 biodigesters at Government Primary Schools for 250 boys and girls.

Project Sammaan: Covering all aspects of menstruation and bursting all myths for all 150 girls of GHS Gottigere along with deploying a sanitary napkin incineration unit for safe and eco-friendly disposal of soiled napkins.  

SDG 13: Climate Action

Project Eco-Warriors: Creating table-top natural detoxifiers in the form of bamboo planters to bring a breath of fresh air to their surroundings and life.

Project Kalpataru: Planting over 55 healthy and organically grown saplings of native fruit-bearing and flowering trees in Government Higher Primary School, Channasandra

Project Ankur: Cultivating a Nutrition Garden for 130 boys rescued from different corners of India, Burma, Nepal, and Bangladesh, enabling them to grow fresh organic tomatoes, capsicum, chilies, cucumber, brinjal, greens and more, for in-house consumption. 

Project Swachh Bharat: Creating vertical green walls with used plastic bottles, conducting learning exercises, and distributing personal hygiene kits to 320+ students.

SDG 15: Life on Land

Project Titli: Transforming over half an acre of the arena into a pollination meadow for butterflies of various species, installing 40 well-defined clumps of hosts, nectar and resting plants, water puddles, boundary lining of bushes and stepping stones. 

It is beautiful to note that all of these projects were like a string of most of the SGDs. As part of our vision of eradicating social issues at scale and achieving sustainable and irreversible development, we have a powerful lookout for this new decade. Additionally, we call out to each and everyone whether an organization or an individual to join hands in achieving the 2030 agenda. 

Let’s build a better tomorrow together!