‘Shaping A Fairer World with SDGs’ is the platform to join the dots of the SDGs around Education world. No education is ever achieved unless we connect Educators, Students and Parents together. It’s an attempt to share the voices and unheard stories across the globe. I believe that “Nothing can stand in the way of the power of voices calling for CHANGE”
Siddharth is a rising junior attending west Windsor Plainsboro high school north in new jersey. He is passionate about helping advance the UN SDG goals and this drive is reflected in his efforts. He has started 3 non-profit organizations that are dedicated to advancing the SDG goals, a podcast centered on fostering better communication and cross-cultural conversation, an organization focused on improving the lives of the elderly through education and service, along with a gender androgynous and racially inclusive magazine. Through his projects, he has impacted close to 100,000 people worldwide. pepmagazine.squarespace.com; rememoirs.org
Dr. Ariel Rosita King is the founder of the Ariel Foundation International, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and organizes AFI-Changemaker events which have been held at the United Nations. The Ariel Foundation International is a Non-Governmental Organization 501(c)(3) founded in 2002. The Foundation promotes partnerships, peace, and prosperity through entrepreneurship via education, experience through service, leadership, and support of children, young people, and their communities worldwide.
Bruce Ferguson has a unique point of reference having grown up in northern India for 10 years in the 1960s. He then returned in 2005 to spend the next 15 years in voluntary service to work on raising educational standards and human rights education and awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through all of South Asia. He still helps various projects and mentors selected youth-run programs.
Bruce is passionate and involved in addressing problems of inadequate education, educational reform, and human trafficking and address these through raising funding for allied groups making a change. He founded Reform Through Education (formerly FHFI) (www.ReformThroughEducation.org) in 2010 to forward this purpose. Reform Through Education is the new name for what he started a few years ago. Every problem in the world can be solved through education. It is the quality and availability that education which defines the outcome. There must be a basic level of "human understanding" which we find is achieved through human rights education through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And, education itself must deliver an outcome of the student being able to use and apply that which he or she was taught. These initiatives though simple, can themselves make the changes we wish to see in this world. Join him on this journey!
Ananya Chopra is the CKO ( Chief Kid Officer ) of SDGs For Children. She is also the Youth Ambassador of AFI at United Nations. She is known as Wonder Ananya on digital platforms. Ananya is 12 Years old Student and a self-published author of ‘Save Our Planet’. Save Our Planet is a Travel book and it is for kids who want to be creative while traveling or want to have some fun in their free time. They can spend their quality time while enjoying different puzzles designed by her in this book.
Ananya is passionate about working for the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. She started her journey with SDGs at Ahlcon International School, India when She was in Grade 5. She has participated in many global and local campaigns like disability drive, girl child education, SOS4Love, and Goals Project
Ananya became inspired to work for the social causes and inequalities through her school and her brother, Ayush Chopra. She supports Ayush for all his projects under SDGs For Children, their not for profit organization.
Ananya is also passionate about sports. She has won cash prizes and Trophies at State and Provincial Squash Tournaments in India and Canada. She believes sport is a powerful educational tool to achieve Sustainable development.
Ananya believes that there is no age to dream big. If we work hard and act on our dreams daily, no one can stop us in making them true.
Live your dreams !!
With an exposure of 20 years in the field of education and counseling, Ms. Chetna Sabharwal believes that the purpose of learning is growth and our minds can continue growing as we continue to live. Defined for her prowess in mathematics, career counseling, and education abroad, she has worked with some of the best schools across the country.
She is also associated with national bodies like NCERT and NIOS for scriptwriting, online course content development, participating as an expert in radio shows, and talk shows for Gyan Darshan. Her recent laurel includes the “Women Achievers Award 2016” by Indian Women Convention for dedicated work in a social awareness campaign for Sustainable Development Goals. She has also been conferred as “Top 25 mentors of India” by ThinkCIQ for her extensive work in mentoring the youth for SDGs and the “Outstanding Services By the Counselor” Award in 2013 for her relentless contribution in the field of counseling and taking up issues on mental health and education.
She is also involved in mentoring an international team at Global STEM Alliance, New York, and is an IACAC member. Adding to her stroke of benevolence, she was conferred with the “Best Teacher” award by Global Assembly for outstanding work in the areas of environment, peace, mercy, and tolerance. Her international assignments include building a collaborative partnership with universities and schools to engage students and faculty in global transitions. Contact her on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
Priyanka is a certified yoga teacher from Himalayan Iyengar Yoga and has a 300 hr. yoga teacher's training certificate from Yoga Alliance. She also has certification as a Metabolic Balance®️ coach. Priyanka hosted a TV show for two years about therapeutic yoga. She has conducted yoga session for celebs, various professionals like doctors, sportspersons, students etc
Priyanka believes in one universe and loves the positive vides.
"You are what you believe in. You become that which you believe you can become"
― Bhagavad Gita
Julia Fliss is an educator, activist, lone nut, world changer, lifelong learner, creative and yogi, who lives and teaches in the mountains of Evergreen, Colorado. She loves all things #TeachSDGs, #ShapingAFairerWorld, #TakeActionEdu & #WorldChangersAreNoisy and has made it her life’s mission to advocate for student voice, agency and the power of transfomative pedagogy & global collaboration within our current education system. She recently became a #TeachSDG Ambassador, is honored to be a part of such a world-changing team & READY to take action for people and planet!
Namya is from Punjab, a student of Sat Paul Mittal School, studying in Grade VII. She is an excellent orator, dramatist, dancer, writes poetry, sketch artist, State Level Yoga player, skater, swimmer, badminton and basketball player and a voracious reader. She loves to play Minecraft and takes it as a source of meditation. She believes that through gamification in education she can work towards #SDG4. Her tutorials and lessons created in Minecraft can be found on the YouTube. She has won various accolades which includes winner of ‘UNESCO Clubs 2018-2019 Worldwide Youth Multimedia Competition’ for her project “MAGICAL WORLD OF BOOKS LEADING TO #SDG’S 2030”, India’s youngest recipient of E-Innovation Award 2018 by Mugu International Foundation among 27 prominent personalities across the world, Winner of the National Minecraft Competition organised by Microsoft, Ranked as ‘TOP TECH SAVY STUDENT OF INDIA’ by Whizjuniors. She has been invited for #MSFTEduChat, Microsoft OneNote MVP, Microsoft Partner Product Expert to share her views on Minecraft and Flipgrid for the #MSFTEduchat. Being only 12 years old, she feels proud that she has trained more than 100 teachers not only in her school but in her region too to use Minecraft in the classroom. She has conducted various Skype sessions in countries like Vietnam, India, Hungry, Finland to provide training sessions to teachers and students to use Minecraft and Scratch in their class.
Recognised as a transformational leader in education. Dr. Jennifer Williams has dedicated herself for over 20 years to the field of education through her role as a professor, school administrator, literacy specialists, and classroom teacher. In her current non profit work, Dr. Jennifer Williams helps to build schools in refugee camps and in remote areas of Africa, Asia, and South America and she supports global school programs to empower students and teachers to take action against social good. In addition she is the co- founder of TeachSDGs.
Bronwyn is an Edupreneur whose vision is that educators should be empowered innovators and students should be the change makers of the world. Specialising in Curriculum Innovation and Critical and Creative Thinking. Bronwyn brings the world into classrooms. With 16 years experience teaching in classrooms, she has taught some of the toughest children in her town. Having a Masters in Special Education Bronwyn specialises in inclusion in mainstream classrooms and differentiating the curriculum. Her expert areas are autism and challenging behaviours.
Bronwyn in addition to teaching and consulting uses the connection of social media to mentor and globalise teachers and classrooms internationally. She has travelled the world speaking about the importance of preparing students to be future ready. And is an advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Goals. Bronwyn believes we live in a world where we should be learning together. Her Our Global Classroom Education Network mission statement is simple – One World, One Classroom.
A recipient of iEARN's National and International Scholarships these acknowledgements have seen Bronwyn present in Qatar and Argentina as well as Brazil. With experience working with teachers in schools Bronwyn has successfully lead workshops in India, as well has lead and implemented Global Projects with schools in China.
Education Elevators will educate educators on student lead learning, inquiry strategies and the importance of student voice, while providing pathways and forums for students to amplify their voices on the big issues affecting the world.