Social Justice Learning
Landmark 29 (Social Justice)
We hosted a virtue workshop (Workshops 1 and 2 combined) to introduce students to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the central idea of Leaving No One Behind (LNOB) in the Agenda 2030 at the Lakefield District Public School. The students explored topics including how the SDGs work and why they are important as well as the key challenges of addressing LNOB in Canada and the Peterborough area. We covered topics and stories of individuals experiencing poverty, homelessness, and low income and engaged students in discussions on how and why these issues still persist. Moreover, we also included an interesting case study exploring a prison in Malawi where human waste is used to fertilize their vegetable gardens and help to fuel their busy kitchens for their 200 inmates. We talked to the students about how this project aims to improve the living conditions of prisoners by reducing frequent blockages of the sewer system, increasing their access to healthy vegetables, and gardening skills.
Kawartha World Issues Centre – May 7, 2021