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For the first sustainable generation, learning as usual is not an option.

TheGoals.org uses the Crowdlearning method to engage young people worldwide in problem-solving, co-creation and sharing of knowledge, all in all to speed up the world’s path towards sustainability.

Organization and Governance

TheGoals.org is governed by the International Foundation for the Young Masters Programme / Internationella Stiftelsen Young Masters Programme (ISYMP), a non-governmental organisation in Sweden internationally recognized as a leader in innovative and transformative ICT-based education for sustainable development. ISYMP is a Key Partner in UNESCO’s Global Action Programme (GAP) Partner Network, responsible for activities to support youth activities. Prior to TheGoals.org, ISYMP has been running the successful Young Masters Programme on Sustainable Development (YMP). Since 2014 ISYMP has been focusing on developing the flagship programme TheGoals.org.

– This website makes our online past-time a productive one. We learned a lot from each courses. We also enjoyed working together as one group rejoicing in each points we are earning together.

– I will share it with my scouting friends so that they will able to see what’s happening in the real world and for them to be aware and to take part for some problems in our world.

Users

Pilot test

TheGoals.org complements the work we do at CEE and is a structured programme that can enhance the awareness on the issues of climate change. It provides an opportunity to engage large numbers of youth at very low cost in a country like India. The offline and online approach used gives ample opportunities to have the local context of the problem to learners and also educators who are supporting this process.                                                                                

Pramod Sharma

Programme Director, Centre for Environment Education, India

By participating in TheGoals.org courses, we expect young people to acquire a variety of skills, including critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork. We expect young people to develop the ability to analyse the problems facing their communities and the confidence and skills to take action to combat these problems and drive positive change.               

Anush Aghabalyan

Head of Advocacy, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

We see the TheGoals.org as a great educational tool complimentary to our programmes because it is a modern tool that is attractive to students and teachers. Access is easy through mobile phones, tablets, or computers and this is useful to our students from developing countries. It is a standardised tool, which means every student around the globe will receive the same knowledge with relevance to their local situation but can apply it in a global relevance or perspective.

Brid Conneely

International Eco-schools Director, Foundation for Environmental Education

In the Pipeline

These are the things we’re currently busy with.

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Bridging the language gap

Making the courses available in multiple languages is a key project to unlock opportunities for young people across the globe. In this project we work with volunteer translators and code wizards to make crowdlearning multilingual. 

SDG education accessible, everywhere

Internet connection in rural areas can be weak or limited. Together with tech companies that work on solar-powered internet solutions we are bringing education for sustainable development to even the most remote corners of the globe.

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Youth voices at the United Nations

Based in the SDGs being reviewed and countries reporting in the session, we support young people in these countries to learn about and share their actions on the SDGs in question and thus bringing their voices to the High Level Political Forum.