Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

According to the UN, "obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals.

"Children around the world share the same desire to go to school. Yet, millions lack the opportunity to do so. Although more children are in school and learning than ever before, nearly 58 million children of primary school age are still out of school".


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PARTNERS: 

AIESEC is a non-governmental not-for-profit organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), affiliated with the UN DPI, member of ICMYO, and is recognized by UNESCO. 

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Marshall Direct Fund's mission is to invest in education and women’s economic empowerment for a more peaceful world. It runs a modern day pen pal program called "Global Kids Connect" which facilitates meaningful dialogue between students and teachers in Pakistan and the United States weekly over the course of half an academic year. Scanned and uploaded letters, photos, and video are shared on a secure blog. Curriculum segments include themes about family, school, leadership, peace, culture, and geography.

Contact Details:
Danielle Givens
info@marshalldirectfund.org
970-963-3150


GlobeMed's mission is to engage students in the movement for global health equity by training students to generate resources and awareness, developing knowledge bases and skill sets, and providing opportunities to work and learn alongside Himalayan HealthCare (partner organization in Nepal). GlobeMed believes that every person has a role to play in global health equity and part of their mission is to help students find their place in the movement. 

Contact Details:
Valerie Gao
valerie.gao@colorado.edu
720-496-7670


We believe our greatest challenge as an organization doing leadership, education, and development work on an international scale is in the building and maintenance of strategic partnerships. Specifically, we would like the students participating in the World Affairs Challenge to help us research solutions and take action on how we could more effectively engage partnerships with governments, the private sector, and civil society.

Contact Details:
Bri Erger
brierger@us-brazil.org
319-432-1319


GlobalMindED is an educational and research non-profit organization committed to creating a capable, diverse talent pipeline for first-generation-to-college, at-risk and low-income students and job seekers..  By incorporating research and implementing action based on our results, GlobalMindED's mission is to improve access and equity in K-12 and higher education through improved graduation rates and sustainable careers. 

Contact Details:
Saule Aliyeva
saule.aliyeva@ globalminded.org
303-327-5688


Technology Partnership works to bridge the digital divide between Africa and the rest of the world by connecting schools and students in Kenya and the United States. By sharing technology resources, promoting digital literacy, and initiating social and cultural connections between Kenyan and American schools, we help all students and teachers become digitally-savvy global citizens who are connected to each other and the broader world. We are happy to talk with groups or students interested in learning how we work in Kenya and the role of technology in education there.

Contact Details:
Diedre Paterno Pai
diedre@technology-partnership.org
303-641-3925


In our interconnected world, we interact with people from different cultures on a daily basis. Assumptions are made, interpreting comments, reactions and behaviors. The result is often miscommunication because of a culture difference. These miscommunications can be extremely costly to organizations and relationships. Real World Solutions provides practical training and coaching in intercultural awareness and competence for professionals and organizations in business, health care, education, and community services.

Contact Details:
Melinda Cain
 melinda@
realworldsolutions.us

303-522-7230


NGAO Society is a non-profit making organization formed with individuals and likeminded community organizations to facilitate the community in realizing its own potential to initiate sustainable change using the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Model. NGAO wishes to establish connections between students in the US and communities in Africa (Kenya) to help students collaborate on finding the assets within the community to improve quality of life.


College Equality brings personalized college counseling to public schools. Their mission is to collaborate with overburdened counseling offices at traditional public schools, and to support students in the college admissions process, allowing them to gain access to the full range of college options that could benefit them. Their counselors can provide the advising, application support, and recommendation writing necessary to position talented students from under-resourced communities as competitive candidates to their preferred colleges.

Contact Details:
Susan McGuire
info@collegeequality.org
301-237-7840


The Road to Hope builds self-sustaining communities through partnering with individuals and organizations in the U.S. and Haiti to learn and build mutually supportive relationships. We believe in bridging the distance between communities globally, which is why we partner with communities throughout the U.S. and Haiti to provide in-person and digital cultural experiences and outreach for students, community leaders, musicians and other interested parties. We invest in food, agriculture, education, music, the arts, and water and sanitation programs in the communities we serve.

Contact Details:
Rebecca Harris
rebecca@theroadtohope.org
571-213-1322


Sustainable Schools International (SSI) invests in sustainable education for rural economic development in Cambodia. We partner with government schools and build social entrepreneurs and leaders. Micro-finance, in the communities we serve, develops the local economy and sustains our schools. As a result, our goal is to stop child exploitation before it starts. Sustainable Schools International (SSI) would love to serve as a resource for the passionate students working to solve global challenges.

Contact Details:
Tavia Mirassou-Wolf
tavia@sustainableschools
international.org

904-537-6001


The United Nations Association of the United States of America's Denver Metro Chapter is dedicated to informing, inspiring and mobilizing the Denver community to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations.

Contact Details:
Sanjay Rajan
president@unadenver.org
303-589-4404


CorpsAfrica is a non-profit organization that recruits and places ambitious Africans in remote, high-poverty communities in their own countries. These men and women live in the community for a year and initiate sustainable projects that fulfill key needs and whose impact and success can be carefully measured, all through a transformative volunteer experience. CorpsAfrica seeks to connect WAC students to current and alumni volunteers who have worked on development issues at a grassroots level in communities in Morocco, Senegal, and Malawi.  

Contact Details:
Garrett Mason
gmason@corpsafrica.org
504-220-1417


CareerWise created a statewide youth apprenticeship model that coordinates the existing systems of industry and education that creates real, tangible benefits for both the employer and the apprentice. The net result is a workforce with the skills Colorado’s industry needs, and students whom have illuminated pathways to higher education and careers. CareerWise is happy to be a resource for students and present information about our apprenticeship program when needed.

Contact Details:
MK Sagaria-Barritt
info@CareerWiseColorado.org
303-997-5990


Located in the heart of the Santa Fe Arts District, Museo de las Americas is the premier Latin American art museum in the Rocky Mountain region. Museo is dedicated to educating our community through collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting the diverse arts and cultures of the Americas, from ancient to contemporary, though innovative exhibitions and programming.

Contact Details:
Alexis Newton
workshops@museo.org
720-324-1337


The United Nations Association of the United States of America's Denver Metro Chapter is dedicated to informing, inspiring and mobilizing the Denver community to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. UNA Denver and WAC have the potential to collaborate beautifully regarding the focus on SDG's.

Contact Details:
Tina Lehman
eventsoutreach2
@unadenver.org

720-224-2094


Empowerment International's (EI) approach addresses the root cause and the plight of many street children in the slums (‘barrios’) in both countries. EI works with the children and their families to enable them to attend school by providing financial and emotional support. Empowerment International would love to develop long term partnerships; as well as, have WAC students approach EI for cultural exchange experiences with our students and communities. Empowerment International would also love to do some collaborative projects with our students in Nicaragua and WAC students. 

Contact Details:
Kathy Adams
kathy@
empowermentinternational.org

303-956-0542


 

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