SDGs & CBF: Creating Better Futures with the Sustainable Development Goals
SDGs & CBF: Creating Better Futures with the Sustainable Development GoalsDani2020-09-04T16:07:41+01:00
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the global goals set by the United Nations (UN) for the world to achieve a sustainable future. There are 17 goals to be achieved by 2030. Achieving the goals would enable the most vulnerable communities to fulfill their potentials and escape poverty.
At Creating Better Futures we follow the SDGs to support the children in Zimbabwe. Every project and activity contributes to at least 3 goals. We believe the goals can deliver lasting change to the communities we support. This is especially important because we are a small charity with deep roots in these communities. The SDGs will deliver change that empowers local people in their own cultural contexts! Through local changes around the world, there will be an international transformation…
Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance. Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki Mon: UN Secretriat 2007-2016
Creating Better Futures is passionate about providing a sustainable world and future where children are:
Empowered through quality education, which is our key mission.
Freed from the cycle of poverty
Liberated from the pangs of hunger, so that they can be happy, healthy and well-fed.
Invigorated through decreased inequality, especially for girls. We aim for gender equality for education in Zimbabwe, especially by providing sanitary products.
Strengthened by accessible sanitation and clean water
HOW DO OUR PROJECTS LINK TO THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs)?
Creating Better Futures uses the Sustainable Development Framework in all our projects. We always go above and beyond for the local community where our team on the ground explores the major challenges for the children.
The Covid19 pandemic has come as an unprecedented shock. Now the poorest communities are the most vulnerable. Zimbabwe has poor healthcare and hygiene resources and Zimbabweans are struggling to feed their families and protect themselves from this virus. As a charity, we have provided handwashing stations, distributed 5000 leaflets to educate the community on the disease, and provides food package deliveries to 600 children and their families. This further reduces the need for the children or parents/guardians to put themselves at risk by going to work. Also, Creating Better Futures is researching how to do distance or accelerated learning as most of the vulnerable children do not have access to the internet to access education online. Click below to support our covid19 appeal!
The very nature of our work can be unpredictable. But we also adhere to SDG guidelines in times of crisis. For example, during droughts, built boreholes to make accessing underground water easier (SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation). Also, in cyclones, like Cyclone Idai 2020, we assisted by rebuilding homes (SDG 9: Industry, innovation, and infrastructure) and fundraising with an emergency appeal for the affected population. Finally, we have helped families struggling by constructing a toilet (SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation) and invested in younger people by sending them to technical colleges (SDG 8: Decent work and Economic growth).