The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are political objectives of the United Nations (UN) aimed at ensuring sustainable economic, social and environmental development. The objectives were designed in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) development process and became operative on 1 January 2016, with a term of 15 years (until 2030). In contrast to the MDGs, which in particular applied to developing nations, the SDGs apply to all countries.
These SDGs concern the work of skate-aid directly:
3 - GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
The statute of skate-aid international e.V. stipulates that we provide youth services and promote sports - thus we play a part in promoting the health and well-being of young people in particular.
4 - QUALITY EDUCATION
In addition to our pedagogical work with the skateboard, which mainly teaches soft skills, we also regularly hold further workshops that expand the horizons and encourage further learning.
5 - GENDER EQUALITY
"Equal rights, equal duties, equal opportunities and equal power for women and men" is a principle of German development policy. Gender equality is a fundamental factor in sustainable development worldwide. Of course, these principles also apply to skate-aid. Since there’s still a lot to do, we specifically sponsor girls in our projects - for example in "GIRLS ONLY"-workshops.
11 - SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
As part of our projects, we create a social infrastructure that provides support and orientation for kids and teenagers. Our multifunctional sports facilities often develop into a meeting place in the communities.
16 - PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
As part of our educational workshops we support kids and teenagers on their way to adulthood. We want to teach them values and help them to develop a strong character and withstand the temptations of gangs, drugs, theft, etc. We contribute to a positive social development in our world society.
17 - PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
In order to achieve our goals, we work mostly with partners, especially internationally. Terms such as technology-, know-how transfer and ownership have been part of our work since day one. Meanwhile, we’re working in an international network to jointly promote our goal – to empower kids!!
Since the various SDGs are mostly intertwined and mutually influence each other, the work of skate-aid indirectly also affects many of the other SDGs. skate-aid contributes in making the world a little bit better and above all promoting social development in Germany and worldwide.