Senior High School Debate
Senior Secondary SDG Model is a partnership project between Africa Youth for Peace and Development and Crossing Borders Demark funded by CISU- Denmark. The project seeks to mobilize and enable young people from Senior High Schools in Sierra Leone to debate and implementation the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda in their schools and communities. This project is the second in Crossing Borders’ “Youth and SDGs” series strategy, where they seek to put young people at the center of not only knowledge about SDGs, but also to gain the skills and tools and empowerment to work with SDGs and to hold their governments accountable for the achievement of the SDGs.
In Sierra Leone working with AYPAD Organization, the project seeks to deploy Model United Nations (MUN) method to enable students to learn about and debate the SDGs in their schools. In this way, the project will enhance youth leadership and sense of ownership of their own learning process and outcomes, which is rare in that part of the global south. The students will simulation to represent how the different levels of authorities debate SDGS toward reaching agreement that will help achieve the SDGS in Sierra Leone. For this, we reach out to 17 schools in all the 12 districts in Sierra Leone. Thus, the plan is to have each of the 17 schools choose one of the SDGS, learn about it in depth, present and defend it in the inter-school MUN SGDS tournaments.