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Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education


SDG 4 aims to ensure inclusive, equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030. Quality education is crucial for sustainable development, poverty reduction, improved health, gender equality, and peace. Collaboration among governments, international organizations, the private sector, and civil society is needed to overcome barriers to education and ensure accessibility, inclusivity, and high-quality education for all.

Major Goals of SDG 4:

  • Ensure that all boys and girls have access to free, equitable, and quality primary and secondary education.
  • Promote equal access to quality education, irrespective of gender, socioeconomic status, disability, ethnicity, or other factors.
  • Increase the Number of People with Relevant Skills for Employment and Entrepreneurship: Enhance access to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and higher education to equip individuals with the skills needed for the workforce.
  • Eliminate Gender Disparities in Education at all levels and ensure equal access to education for all genders.
  • Improve Literacy and Numeracy Skills among children and adults, with a focus on foundational skills for sustainable development.
  • Promote Inclusive and Lifelong Learning Opportunities
  • Build and Upgrade Education Facilities
  • Increase the Number of Qualified Teachers
  • Promote education for sustainable development, global citizenship, and appreciation of cultural diversity.
  • Expand Scholarships and Support for Developing Countries in building and strengthening their education systems through financial and technical assistance.

Major Activities conducted/ policies implemented by UPES:

  • Protsaahan Free-of-Cost’ Higher Education Opportunities for the underprivileged meritorious students of Purkal Youth Development Society (PYDS) Learning Academy, Dehradun to pursue higher education at UPES.

    - 15 students have received these scholarships.

  • UPES runs a Labour School at Kandoli campus, focusing on Early Childhood Care and Education for construction workers' children aged 3-8, providing nutritious mid-day meals.

    - 900 children were provided mid-day meals

  • Project Payal aims to promote girls' education in local communities as "Daughters of UPES" from villages, recognizing that educating a woman leads to educating a family, as it is considered one of the best development investments an organization can make.

    - 200 girls were provided scholarships

  • UPES is enhancing infrastructure in government primary schools by constructing LearnShaalas, which aim to enhance children's learning outcomes.

    - LearnShaalas have been built in two government primary schools: Kandoli and Misraspatti and Two more have been proposed at Govt. Primary School Doonga and Phulsani respectively.

4.3 - Lifelong learning opportunities

4.3.1 - Access to educational resources for those not studying at the university
4.3.2 - Hosting events at university that are open to the general public
4.3.3 - Hosting events at university that are open to the general public
4.3.4 - Educational outreach activities beyond campus