Task 1: Exploring the SDGs

In this task, you will have the opportunity to explore and reflect on the SDGs, and how they relate to your daily life. By completing this task, you will gain a better understanding of the interconnectedness of the SDGs and the importance of taking action towards a more sustainable future.

Step by step instructions:

  1. Choose a topic related to sustainability or the SDGs that you are interested in learning more about. This could be a specific goal or a general area, such as renewable energy or sustainable agriculture.
  2. Research the topic online or through other sources, such as books or documentaries. Look for information on why the topic is important, what challenges exist in implementing sustainable practices in this area, and what solutions or initiatives are currently underway.
  3. Take notes and organize the information you gather in a way that makes sense to you. You could create a mind map, outline, or summary document to help you synthesize the information.
  1. Reflect on what you have learned and consider how it relates to your own life and community. Ask yourself questions such as: How does this topic impact me and those around me? What actions can I take to contribute to sustainable development in this area? Are there any local organizations or initiatives working on this issue that I can support or get involved with?
  2. Share what you have learned and your reflections with others. This could be through a presentation, a blog post, a social media post, or a conversation with friends or family. Encourage others to learn more about the topic and to take action to support sustainable development.

Task 2: Making a Difference: Breaking Gender Stereotypes

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals aim to promote gender equality and empower all women and girls. But what can you do to make a difference in your own community? In this task, you’ll explore ways to empower women in your community and take action to promote gender equality. By doing so, you’ll not only contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, but also create a more just and equal world for everyone.

Step by step instructions

  1. Take a few moments to reflect on your own experiences with gender and how they have impacted your life.
  2. Write down any gender-related biases you may have encountered or internalized throughout your life. Be honest with yourself and try to identify any biases that may be unconscious or implicit.
  3. Research common gender biases and stereotypes that exist in society, and reflect on how they contribute to gender inequality.
  4. Identify one bias or stereotype that you would like to challenge within yourself or your community. Think about ways you can actively work to combat this bias in your daily life.
  5. Share your reflections and the bias you identified with a friend, family member, or colleague. Discuss ways in which you can work together to create a more equitable and inclusive society.
  6. Take action to challenge the bias you identified. This could involve speaking up when you hear someone make a sexist comment, actively seeking out diverse perspectives, or volunteering with an organization that promotes gender equality.
  7. Reflect on your experience and share it with others. What did you learn about yourself, and how can you continue to challenge gender biases in your daily life?

Task 3: My Community’s SDG Scorecard

The Sustainable Development Goals are not only about individual actions, but also about collective efforts to create a better world for all. In this task, you will work with others in your community to assess how well your community is doing in terms of the SDGs. By doing this, you will be able to identify areas where your community can improve and take action to make positive changes.

  1. Gather a group of people from your community who are interested in working on the SDGs.
  2. Print out a copy of the SDG scorecard (you can find this online or create your own). The scorecard should include all 17 SDGs and their corresponding targets.
  3. Discuss each SDG with your group and score your community’s progress on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest.
  4. Once you have scored all 17 SDGs, discuss the results as a group. Which SDGs are your community doing well in? Which SDGs need more attention and improvement?
  5. Based on the results, identify one or two SDGs that your community wants to focus on improving. Discuss what actions you can take to make progress on these goals.
  6. Plan and carry out one or more community projects to help your community make progress on the identified SDGs.
  7. Revisit the scorecard periodically to assess your community’s progress and make adjustments as needed.

Example of a scorecard (this one is for SDG 4 – Quality Education, but it can be done for any SGD you would like to investigate):         



4.1 Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education


4.2 Ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education


4.3 Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university


4.4 Increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship


4.5 Eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations


4.6 Ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy


4.7 Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development


4.8 Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all


4.9 Substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and African countries, for enrolment in higher education, including vocational training and information and communications technology, technical, engineering and scientific programs, in developed countries and other developing countries


4.10 By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing states