Ashok Pandey, Principal Ahlcon International School

SDG Action Network

Our SDG Action on September 25th

Quality Education for All

India Delhi
Number of people taking this action: 50-250
Through Email, Telephone, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
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4 quality education all sdgs
Organising Partners
Other schools in the city, In all 20 Schools in Delhi/NCR have joined hands

SDG Awareness Quiz

India Delhi
Number of people taking this action: 250 or more
Over 500 students from 16 schools in Delhi participated in an online quiz competition. A set of 50 questions were asked to be answered by the students aged 13- 15 years. We used Google form to generate the questions and administered test across the schools by opening a window of a few hours. Results were compiled using MS Excel and Flubaroo. The data collected suggests that the children have developed significant awareness about the SDGs. Pl visit the following link; Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-38m60cOs3j3ViAMr-5KMWe7rF1uXPI7zl5PpiWLDY2sSWA/viewform Results are now ready. The resulting sheet highlighting SDG goal for each participating school will be shared.  
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ALL SDGs
Organising Partners
Ahlcon International School 20 other schools participated

AhlconSDGFest2018

India Delhi
Number of people taking this action: 250 or more
As part of the SDG Fest, we have involved 20 schools in various activities. Students from K-12 have participated. All activities are based on SDG theme and all submissions were made online. Even this was designed with the aim of promoting  SDGs. For example, if all the students were to come to a place for the event it would have cost time, energy contributing to climate change, exposing children to pollution etc. All entries were open to submission until Aug 31, 2018. Now, experts are going through these for a final judgement. The following activities were planned: S. No. Name of the Competition/Topic Code 1 English Group Rhyme Recitation Preprimary SDG 2 Self-composed Poem Primary SDG 3 Brochure on ‘Think Globally, Act Locally’ Middle SDG 4 Comic Strips on Combatting Social Issues Middle SDG 5 QFIESTA- the Quiz Senior SDG 6 Movie making on ‘Best Practices impacted by SDGs’ Senior SDG
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ALL SDGs
Organising Partners
All participating schools in Delhi/NCR

Awareness/Advocacy

India Delhi
Number of people taking this action: 250 or more
We have extensively used the resources available with the World's Largest Lesson Plans.  The WLL (globalgoals.org/worllargestlesson) is organising a launch event at the G-20 meeting with Ministers of Education in Argentina. We have joined them by writing our story of SDGs. We have also shared a video message by our Student Council President, Paridhi Puri which will be played at the meet. The video is embedded. Message from the World's Largest Lesson Plan Dear Ashok, Thank you for your email – it went wonderfully! Yes, indeed Paridhi’s message was shared via film. Sorry I must have shared the update with your colleague instead – but please see below a message from the Director of the World’s Largest Lesson giving her personal thanks (with links to the films and photos): As you know on 5th September 2018 World’s Largest Lesson hosted a short session at the G20 Education Ministers Meeting to advocate for the teaching of the Global Goals in schools across the world and to encourage support for the World’s Largest Lesson from the Education ministers of the 27 countries represented at the meeting.   I’d like to thank you for you and your students for your help in preparing materials for this and share something of what happened. At the start of the session, we introduced each minister to a student from their own country with the request that they consider “what would be the impact of teaching the Global Goals to all of these students and their 1bn peers living and going to school in the countries represented”.  Here is an example of one of them: https://wdrv.it/848c072f7 Following this, we had contributions from stakeholders across the education community– all sharing their thoughts and commitment to teaching the SDGs and encouraging others to do so. -          Alejandro Finocchiaro, Minister of Education, Argentina -          Stefania Giannini, Asst Director General of Education UNESCO -          Me!- introducing short films from Richard Curtis  -  https://wdrv.it/1cdd333f0 and Amina Mohammedhttps://wdrv.it/a998e28b5 and talking about what we do and why we do it. -          Flor Conforti – A Teach SDGs ambassador from Buenos Aries speaking on behalf of her peers across the world, inviting ministers to view comments from a teacher in their own country https://wdrv.it/4f4ef585f  . Note: we had such wonderful contributions from so many of you that we weren’t able to use them all.   -          2 students from Mendoza talking about their own experiences and introducing students from around the world sharing their views too via video :https://wdrv.it/f05a59fc2 -          Ministers of Education from Jamaica, The Netherlands and Japan – speaking of the work they have done and what they plan to do. The contributions from Flor and the students were really well received and appreciated. It’s rare for these voices to be heard and everyone commented that they found it refreshing and enlightening and I watched ministers really sit up when they heard a student speaking in their own language.  I know that as a result of this we will be able to do more, connect with more people and will ultimately see more impact. We were so thrilled to hear that in the closing session the Education Lead for the EU commented that she had enjoyed our session most because of the contribution from the students! You will find some photos here https://wdrv.it/46bcb57d5 Thank you so much for all your help and speedy contributions. We absolutely could not have done it without you and it wonderful to be able to connect with people across the world who all share a common vision.  You are welcome to share these films and anything of what I have sent you today. Unfortunately, I can’t share all the student's cards with you for privacy reasons. Very best wishes, Aanchal Paliwal  The World's Largest Lesson Plan
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ALL SDGs
Organising Partners
@TheWorldLesson #worldlargestlesson

Community Outreach

India Delhi
Number of people taking this action: 250 or more
As a part of our community outreach programme, we have invited schools to participate in #ACT4SDGs. We have volunteered to do handholding and are reaching out to them with presentation/material on SDGs. Initially, eight schools are listed for the presentation. We will cover 25 schools by the end of this year.  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/valuable-offer-schools-enrich-your-contribution-field-ashok-pandey/?published=t            
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ALL SDGs
Organising Partners
My colleagues, Sunita Rajiv and Ekta Kandhari Schools in Delhi/NCR

Compendium of SDGs

India Delhi, India
Number of people taking this action: 250 or more
A compendium of SDGs highlighting the integration of Goals in the curriculum across disciplines will be released for K-12. A PDF version will be shared with the schools, policymakers, interest groups, Governmental and Non-governmental agencies.  PDF Link:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bfaKnRV4lRUfuMrpJlMbEyEDJXm4IrXG/view  
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ALL SDGs
Organising Partners
Entire school community

SDG-Fest Valedictory

India Delhi
Number of people taking this action: 250 or more
All the participating schools' representatives were invited, prizes distributed, the anthem sung by the teachers and the tiny tots staged a play on gender equality. The Chief guest Rabi Malekar addressed the gathering and shared his wisdom on the history and importance of SDGs. News published on the link below. http://brainfeedmagazine.com/sdg-festival-ahlcon-international-celebrates-the-sustainable-development-goals/
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4 Quality Education ALL SDGs
Organising Partners
Ahlcon International School and Participating Schools

TEDxAhlconIntlSchool

India Delhi
Number of people taking this action: 50-250
TEDxAhlconIntlSchool We organised first ever TEDx talk to share the ideas worth spreading. All six speakers focused their central theme around sustainability. Gen P.K. Saighal, Mr Kunal, and Mr Varun Khullar dealt with Quality Education and inclusion. Swami Chidrupanand shared ten simple tips to lead a happy, peaceful and fulfilling life. Dr Arvind talked about well-being and climate. Ms Marie Elangovan took up art, culture and international understanding for her presentation.
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3 Good Health & Well-Being 4 Quality Education ALL SDGs
Organising Partners
Ahlcon International school

About Ashok Pandey, Principal Ahlcon International School

Mr Ashok Pandey did Masters in Physics from Allahabad University andConsultancy Management from BITS, Pilani. He served as Chairman, National Progressive Schools' Conference (NPSC)(2015-17). Author of several articles, and research papers, his first book the Pedagogical Life-Essays in Educating India, was published last year.

He is a recipient of several National and International awards including National Award' (2012) for his contribution in education. He has a keen interest in School transformation, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He travelled to Germany, Vietnam, UK, and USA and other countries. He participated in Australia – India Leadership Dialogue held in Melbourne, Australia in 2017.

Ahlcon International School established in 2001 is a progressive and liberal school which has genuinely lived its motto ‘Global perspectives Indian values'. Ahlcon International School under the leadership of Mr Pandey has engaged successfully integrating SDGs in the teaching-learning process. The journey that started in 2016 has witnessed embracing of the Sustainable Development Goals by each section of the school wholeheartedly, and now all our endeavours are aligned with SDGs. Our partners in learning, our parent community is equally enlightened and motivated to make SDGs, their goals for leading a responsible life.

#Act4SDGs #SDG4QEducation Student Council president, sharing her message We Are The Change ; The SDG Goal keepers of Ahlcon International voice their mission #Act4SDGS #SDG4QEducation SDG-Fest Validictory TEDxAhlconIntlSchool :