IPA SDG – Goal No 4 – Quality Education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
SDG 4
Diversity and inclusion

VentiTrenta

www.venti-trenta.it is a free online magazine for girls and boys which aims to present the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in a clear and accessible way, through world news and stories about real people fighting for the planet and the rights of all human beings.
This is the challenge: how to reflect on the great problems of today and on the prospects for the future in an age-appropriate way.

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Norwegian SDG Library

The Norwegian SDG library is going to be an entry point for children aged 6-12 years to reflect on the sustainable development goals. The vision is that the chosen books will support the already strong engagement children and young adults have for climate and environmental issues. Another hope is that authors will be inspired into writing books that support the SDGs, and that publishing houses will focus more on SDGs in their editorial strategies.

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Accessibility

R Discovery SDG Collection

It is a key goal for institutions and for publishers to be able to quantify how much of their published research relates to one or more of the SDGs. R Discovery SDG Collection is the first free resource of its kind to curate content from hundreds of publishers, thousands of journals, over 96 million articles and organize it based on the relevant SDG goal.

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BookStart Baby Bag Program

The Bookstart Baby programme, run by the UK’s largest children’s reading charity BookTrust, will provide book packs to families with babies born in 2021 to support their early learning and development and encourage a positive home learning environment. Bookstart Baby packs aim to promote a love of reading in children from as young an age as possible, and every child aged 0-12 months is eligible for a free pack of books and resources.

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Indonesian SDG Book Club

On World Book day 2020, The United Nations in Indonesia launched its SDG Book Club, aiming to get Indonesian children to learn about sustainable development and to empower them through stories. The Book Club presents reading tips and a reading list with suggested reading in Indonesian for different age groups covering all of the SDGs.

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Read On. Get On.

The campaign aims to get all children in England reading well by the age of 11 and to have all children achieving good levels of language, early literacy and reading development by 2025. In essence, the mission of the campaign is to eradicate illiteracy for the next generation in the UK.

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Accessibility

PROSE Award

As part of their PROSE award, the Association of American Publishers donates hundreds
of copies of books, written by award nominees, to colleges and universities. Up to 400
academic and professional books are given to various colleges and universities following
the announcement of the annual PROSE award winners.

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Börsenverein’s Vorlesewettbewerb

The reading competition, organised by the German Publishers Association, Börsenverein, in cooperation with bookstores, libraries, schools and cultural institutions, is one of the largest nationwide student competitions in Germany. Established in 1959, over 600,000 students take part every year to present their favourite book and read a short passage from it.

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LitCam

LitCam (Literary Campaign) is a German organization working for educational equality and integration. The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of education in all groups of society and to impart life skills through various engaging projects. LitCam wants to improve educational
opportunities for everyone, regardless of their material or social requirements.

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Symposium on Education

The Indonesian Publishers Association hosted a Symposium on Education to help identify improvements to the overall system. The aim of this symposium was to learn about useful trends that have led to improvements in education across the world, and to improve national educational strategies and learning outcomes.

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Education

The Literacy Project

The Publishers Association (UK) has, in collaboration with the Department for International
Trade, launched The Literacy Project. In this targeted and concentrated initiative, the goal is to match the assets of the publishing industry (people, authors and books) with organisations and local initiatives, in a bid to drive up low levels of literacy and facilitate social mobilisation in the country’s poorest communities.

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Education

The Pearson Affordable Learning Fund

The Pearson Affordable Learning Fund, launched July 2012, invests in companies that build solutions for affordable and high quality education services across Africa, Asia and Latin America. For instance, Pearson has made investments in some school groups that supply low cost schools for students in countries including Ghana, South Africa, Kenya and the Philippines. This will enable children to access education where it is not provided by local governments.

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Accessibility

Asian Festival of Children’s Content

AFCC is the leading festival in Asia focusing on children’s books and stories and young adult (YA) fiction. AFCC promotes the creation and appreciation of quality children’s literature and YA with a focus on Asian themes. Speakers at AFCC 2021 touched on diverse representation in books, translation, inclusivity and mental health for children.

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