Learning & Serving to Achieve UN Global Goals
From global goals to grassroots action...
Far from the United Nations in New York — where the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015 — UN Day 2017 was also celebrated, at the grassroots, on October 24th, in Uganda’s capital city Kampala. During this day — the UN’s 72nd ‘birthday — activities were carried out in four primary school divisions of Kampala Capital City Authority — Kawempe, Nakawa, Rubaga and Makindye. This event was an example of global goals translated into grassroots action.
The Mayor and Town Clerk of the Makindye Division also attended — as children sang songs and were given gifts. The first Deputy Prime Minister General Moses Ali officiated at the function on behalf of Government. At the end of the day, all the groups were invited to the Prime Minister's office [below right] for official remarks and a cup of tea.
Both Andrew and Kasango also collaborate with the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health as Members of 'NIGH Uganda.’ They have joined a growing number of NIGH affiliates who are focused on advocating to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals worldwide — including Andrew's wife, Jeniffer Mukhwana — a teacher and lay-midwife — who leads the 'NIGH Uganda' team — featured here >>
Graphic Credits: Above left, the UN SDGs Colour Wheel and each of the 17 UN SDG logos are posted here using the official UN SDG Logo Guidelines.