In the last webinar on 28 September 2016, the issues relating to sustainable development have been detailed and efforts for integration of UN SDG goals into Girls Inspire initiatives were outlined. We must agree that the overall design and presentation in the webinar was meaningfully focused and was easy to understand. COL’s Vice-President, Dr K. Balasubramanian explained that SDGs are interrelated like 17 wheels of a car. That means, keeping a single goal unaddressed, we can’t expect the best results from the other goals. However, addressing Goal 5.3 can have a huge impact on other targets too. Educating a girl can help the society to reduce child marriage, avoid maternal health risks, enhance women empowerment, better child care, eliminate poverty, reduce hunger, etc. I got some important lessons and learning from the Webinar on the SDGs. The most important one is “Meaningful and skill based education can reduce the child marriage and enhance the level of women empowerment”.
Could you share one thing that you have learned from the webinar? I am looking forward to your contribution in this regard.