Global Goals for Sustainable Development: Quality Education

STiR Education | GG Goal Number 4

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This September, UN member states met in New York to ratify the Global Goals, committing to 17 goals that will act as a blueprint for global development over the next 15 years. The ambitious agenda – which tackles poverty, climate change and inequality for all people in all countries – was confirmed by 193 countries. For the next six weeks, Vera will highlight the work of partner organizations contributing to the Global Goals.

“They are a to-do list for people and planet, and a blueprint for success. To achieve these new global goals, we will need your high-level political commitment. We will need a renewed global partnership.” -Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General

Global Goal Number 4: Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Vera Partner: STiR Education

Seeking to improve the quality of childhood education in developing countries, STiR Education focuses on working with teachers as a key means of improving educational outcomes. With operations in India and Uganda, STiR helps to create networks of like-minded educators, facilitating trainings as well as peer-to-peer knowledge sharing with the goal of empowering teachers to become committed and effective changemakers in the classroom.

In order to help them to continue to efficiently administer their program while rapidly expanding their footprint in India, Vera partnered with STiR to design a cloud-based data system to track and analyze key operational data points. In the course of their regular work, STiR field staff–or “Education Leaders”–are able to use a customized, offline-capable mobile application to access relevant records from the database and submit details about the status of educator “networks,” including information on participant progress and meeting attendance. This near real-time flow of field data will enable management staff at STiR’s regional offices and headquarters to easily monitor implementation and plan for future expansion, even when those implementations are occurring in diverse geographic regions.

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