Golden Quorum Year 2021 Special Issue: Bring Home the Goals

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THE GOLDEN QUORUM

THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF JCI KAGAYHAAN GOLD

SPECIAL ISSUE

TEACH THE STREETS:

G ALS BRING HOME THE

How grade-schoolers championed the UN SDGs despite the pandemic.


The Golden Quorum Year 2021

Bring Home the Goals Special Issue Editor in Chief

JCI Kitty Tiukinhoy-Piol

Feature Editor

JCI Roxanne Fuentes

Contributors

JCI David Emmanuel Piol JCI Joshua Jones Waban JCI Jov Carlo Cobrador JCI Keny Lourdie Waban

Consultants

JCI Jason Alcudia JCI Richmond Riain Alfonso

Publisher

JCI Kagayhaan Gold Gumamela Ext., Carmen Cagayan de Oro City 9000 kgcup2016@gmail.com

in this issue 03

Project Background

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Background on the UNSDGs

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Behind - the - Scene

08

Project Implementation Part I

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Project Materials

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What kids say

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Teaspoons of Change

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What kids would solve

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Project Implementation Part II

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How to support the project


Teach the Streets started as a community training program of the JCI Kagayhaan Gold in 2017. The aim has always been to promote the UNSDGs to school-age kids by going to the sitios and barangays and sharing the Goals through kid-friendly activities. We believe that despite the pandemic, the Goals should still be a priority. Since we cannot teach the Goals "face to face", JCI Kagayhaan Gold created an alternative program for the kids to learn about them by taking the Goals back to their homes...

TEACH THE STREETS: BRING HOME THE GOALS! To encourage more participation from the students whom we asked to answer special modules about the UNSDGs, they were also provided additional school materials and part of our incentive is to give them specially designed "I BROUGHT HOME THE GOALS" shirt.


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The 17 SDGs are integrated— they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Countries have committed to prioritize progress for those who're furthest behind. The SDGs are designed to end poverty, hunger, AIDS, and discrimination against women and girls.

The creativity, knowhow, technology and financial resources from all of society is necessary to achieve the SDGs in every context.

Source: www.undp.org


JCI and the Active Citizen Framework

JCI Kagayhaan Gold takes to heart the mission of JCI's partners, especially in the global arena. The local organization understands that without the concerted efforts of all stakeholders, the Goals may fall short.

JCI Kagayhaan gold believes that engaging the youth at a very young age will help the community in the long run by cultivating the need and awareness of the goals very early on.

The participants also become TEACHING CHAMPIONS as they share their ideas and what they have learned about the UN SDGs to their siblings, families and community at large.

In JCI, projects and programs are encouraged to be in line with the UNSDGs. The Active Citizen Framework is the roadmap that guides members of JCI to always be conscious if the projects and programs are sustainable, and if they address a particular Goal.

Bring Home The Goals, hopes to bring home this mindset to the youth as they go about their daily activities, and as they appreciate that their voice and actions matter. That their ideas can make a difference for a better world.


BEHIND-THE-SCENES

COMMITTEE INCUBATION MEETING Committee on Teach the Streets: Bring Home the Goals conducted an incubation meeting to discuss on the plans and directions of the project. The team is comprised of past presidents JCI Jason Alcudia, JCI Keny Lourdie Waban, JCI Roxanne Fuentes, incumbent LO President JCI David Piol, and Project chair JCI Kitty Tiukinhoy.

PREPARATIONS BEFORE THE IMPLEMENTATION With the help of several members of JCI Kagayhaan Gold, the preparations of the materials for the project were done several days before the actual implementation. Preparations include the printing and binding of worksheets and comic books to be given to the students.


WHAT EACH OF THE KIDS RECEIVED? BRING HOME THE GOALS PRIMER & ACTIVITY BOOK BRING HOME THE GOALS COMIC BOOKS "I BROUGHT HOME THE GOALS" T-SHIRT SCHOOL SUPPLIES HEALTH KIT (COURTESY OF AYALA FOUNDATION)


With the assistance of the school head and teachers of Pamalihi Elementary School, located in Brgy. Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City, JCI Kagayhaan Gold was able to reach the kids in the barangay for the project. While the kids were not allowed to come to the school, the Bring Home The Goals kits were distributed to parents during module distribution. The turn-over of the materials happened on July 9, 2021.


Days after the kits were distributed, the LO went back to the school to retrieve the worksheets. It was handed over by the teachers and the School Head.

"I BROUGHT HOME THE GOALS" shirts were also distributed for tthe kids during the retrieval of the worksheets. 40 pieces of these special shirts were received by the Principal and teachers. Pupils of Pamalihi Elementary School were given the "I Brought Home the Goals" shirt as a gift of appreciation for their participation in the project. The shirt also serves as a reminder of their commitment to do the pledge for the UNSDGs they submitted.


BRING HOME THE GOALS PRIMER

BRING HOME THE GOALS COMICS


TEASPOONS OF CHANGE ( inspired by teaspoonsofchange.org) activity lets kids share their small but significant ideas that will have a positive impact on the UNSDGs.


WHAT THE KIDS SAY

Plant vegetables so I can get healthier from eating them.

Bring our own eco bag in the grocery so we will no longer buy or use plastic bags or containers.


WHAT THE KIDS SAY


TEASPOONS OF CHANGE

Be helpful to our parents

Be frugal.

Plant more trees.

Eat healthy food.

Use recyclable bags.

Avoid wasting water.

Keep surroundings clean.

Promote sustainable agriculture

Trust in the Lord.

Prevent dynamite fishing

Patronize local brands.

Make learning fun *Answers were translated to English


TEASPOONS OF CHANGE

*Answers were translated to English

Exercise regularly.

Wash hands properly.

Dispose your waste properly.

Be resourceful.

Be a good student.

Buy less plastic water bottles.

Be happy.

Be respectful.

46%

of the respondents identified use of reusable materials and care for the environment

*from Pamilihi Elementary School respondents only

Others 13.6% Good health and wellbeing 13.6%

No Poverty 28%

Climate Action 46%


WHAT KIDS WOULD SOLVE

From the kids' TEASPOONS OF CHANGE, it is found that most of their responses were addressing 8 of the UNSDGs.

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Majority of the kids' answers were solutions to address SDG on Good Health and Well-being. 39 answers included 'exercise regularly', 'eat healthy food', 'get a good sleep', and 'drink vitamins'.

The kids pointed out the importance of education and improving oneself to become productive members of the community. 38 answers primarily focused on being a good student, reading books, and studying well.

The kids also have a good idea on how to be responsible consumers. 30 answers included 'knowing wants and needs', 'avoid wasting water', 'conserve energy' and 'reduce use of plastic products'.

The kids also have keen sense on how to make this world a better place. 26 answers were geared towards climate action which includes planting more trees, reducing the use of plastics, and observing cleanliness in the surroundings.


WHAT KIDS WOULD SOLVE

From the kids' TEASPOONS OF CHANGE, it is found that most of their responses were addressing 8 of the UNSDGs.

5 Sharing and education were among some of the inspiring answers of the students as they identify Goal # 1 as one of the immediate concerns in their locality.

7 Tree planting, and 'no killing' of animals were among some of the battle cry of the students as they push for the improvement on Life on Land.

6 The participating students were quick to point the need for food security and suggestions on gardening were made to address hunger around the world.

8 The students called for awareness against illegal marine practices. They also cited marine pollution, especially from land-based activities..


BRING HOME THE GOALS went Virtual with students from Initao Central School. Cycle 2 of Bring Home The Goals went online as Grade 4 students attended a special training on the UNSDG with JCI Kitty Tiukinhoy explaining the Goals and the importance of their participation in achieving the Goals by 2030. The same modules were also delivered to the particiapting kids thanks to the help of JCI Jov Cobrador.


Students from Initao Central School take an online pledge to be champions of the UNSGDs for their locality and to suggest solutions and innovations to help achieve these goals. They also gave inspiring answers on the worksheets given to them which was part of the modules. LOCAL CHAMPIONS OF THE GOALS! LO President David Piol accompanied by EVP Kitty Tiukinhoy and VP Jov Cobrador turnover the individual packs for the participating students. A very small token of appreciation for their heart and dedication in helping their communities be more sustainable. Joining members of JCI Kagayhaan Gold is Principal Au of Initao Central School. This school is located in the municipality of Initao an estimated 2-hour drive from Cagayan de Oro


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HOW TO SUPPORT THE PROJECT

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Order a minimum of 15 shirts of the same design to get your organization logo included and be a cohost of the Teach the Streets: Bring Home the Goals program.