Educating A Better World

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Educate for a Better World Imagine being given the momentous challenge to make the world a better place. This is a near impossible challenge for an entire world of people, let alone one person. Now imagine having $75 billon to do it. I bet this challenge, given to us by Professor Bjørn Lamborg in his book How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place, is looking a bit more plausible Once given the tools to change the world, the next step is to figure out where and how to spend it. Deciding on only one project or program to fund in hopes that it will change the world would be unrealistic but through a process of research and thorough thinking, a list can be narrowed down to a smaller number of top choices. An example of this would be the United Nations’ (UN’s) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs consists of eight different goals, that if completed would change the world tremendously, and in turn make the world a better place. Of these eight goals the one I found the most plausible to change the world, and continue changing it once completed, was the second goal: To achieve universal primary education by the year 2015. Although universal education was one of the many goals that was not completed by 2015, the UN decided to continue striving for its completion by 2030 with the help of the UN’s Sustainable Development goals (SDGs). The Millennium goals were developed by the UN’s Millennium Summit in 2000. According to AKIGHIR David Terfa and OKPE. I’s
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