Children in Suriname learn about the Sustainable Development Goals

Part of the Children's University in Suriname
Participants in the Children's University, Suriname

Children in Suriname learn about the Sustainable Development Goals during a session of the Children's University.

On Saturday 14 May, Professor Wil Hout spoke about the Sustainable Development Goals to a group of around 20 Surinamese children aged between 8 and 13 years old.

The children were participating in the activities organized by the Children’s University Suriname. This initiative aims to acquaint children with higher education and research in a suitable setting.

As part of the session, the children discussed some of the challenges of the SDG agenda. They presented their ideas on several questions:

  • Why is infant mortality in Suriname and Brazil higher than in Denmark
  • What possibilities could be found to enhance the access to clean drinking water in Suriname
  • What could be done to increase the literacy rate of adults in Suriname.

The session ended with a quiz in which the children could apply the knowledge gained during the session.

Previous presentations introduced the children to universities, the role of values and the importance of clean drinking water.

The Surinamese daily De Ware Tijd reported on the Children’s University Suriname on 15 May 2022 (in Dutch).

Learning about the Sustainable Development Goals

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