UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals in our curriculum

Integrating the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals into educational programmes and curricula is a forward-thinking trend in modern education. At Global Achievers Academy, we focus on some of the UN 17 goals to emphasize the importance of global citizenship. In this article, we will highlight how we have integrated some of the UN 17 SDG into our curriculum to prepare our students for a sustainable future.

Goal 5: Gender Equality

As part of the World Histories, Geography & Arts module, students will explore the history of gender and gender equality, understanding both the challenges and progress made in this fight. This module gives students insights into the significant historical events and movements that have shaped the gender equality landscape. Students will participate in discussions and projects that highlight the importance of equal opportunities and the ongoing efforts needed to achieve gender parity.

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Our curriculum includes a focused module on “Sustainability and the Environment,” which covers the development and implementation of green, clean, and renewable energies. Students will learn about the future of energy and the necessity of transitioning to sustainable energy sources.

Our programme also features prominent guest speakers who discuss sustainability,  such as Chris Hines MBE, founder of ‘Surfers Against Sewage’ and former Sustainability Director of ‘The Eden Project,’ and Pen Hadow, a polar explorer and environmental advocate. These sessions provide students with valuable perspectives on sustainability and practical steps they can take to support clean energy initiatives.

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

The aim of SDG 10 is to reduce inequality within and among countries, promoting inclusive social and economic growth. At Global Achievers Academy, this goal is addressed through a focus on social justice and cultural competence. Our curriculum includes comprehensive learning about the causes and effects of inequality, fostering an understanding of diverse perspectives. Additionally, students will participate in community service projects allowing them to support marginalized groups and at the same time gain hands-on experience in promoting social equity and empathy.

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

SDG 11 aims to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. Our “Sustainability and the Environment” module covers key topics such as green cities and green buildings. Students will learn about creating sustainable communities that are accessible and beneficial to all. The curriculum also includes practical learning experiences and real-world examples to help students understand the importance of sustainable development in urban settings.

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

SDG 12 is crucial globally because it aims to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns, which are vital for reducing environmental degradation and addressing climate change. During their stay with us, students will learn about the environmental impacts of consumption and the importance of sustainable practices like reducing waste or recycling.

Goal 13: Climate Action

Climate change poses significant risks to the environment, economies, and human health. At Global Achievers Academy, this goal will be a key component of the “Sustainability and the Environment” module. Students will explore the impacts of climate change and learn about mitigation strategies. The curriculum includes practical projects and real-world examples to help students understand and address climate issues, empowering them to become leaders in climate action.


Integrating the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals into our curriculum ensures that our students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to address global challenges and promote sustainable development, shaping them into proactive global citizens.