For Teachers

MDG Workshops

An Overview of the Millennium Development Goals – Making the world a better place is a big job. Where do you start? What needs to be done? The Millennium Development Goals, adopted by all United Nations member countries in September 2000, provides a starting point for action. This workshop focuses on what the goals are, and the need to work together to ensure success (2 hour workshop).

Eliminating Chronic Poverty and Hunger – In the developing world, a child dies approximately every three seconds. Much of time, poor nutrition and unsafe drinking water are to blame. Some people say there is not enough food to go around. Is that so? This workshop deals with the extent of poverty and hunger in the world.

Access to Universal Primary Education – Everyone has to go to school, right? WRONG! Globally, more than 100 million children remain out of school and 46% of girls in the world’s poorest countries have no access to primary education. This workshop offers participants a glimpse of what a world without access to education is like

Promoting Gender Equity and Equality of Women – Poverty has a woman’s face. Global prosperity and peace will only be achieved when all people are treated equally. Women work 2/3 of the world’s working hours, produce half the world’s food, earn only 10% of the world’s income, and own less than 1% of the world’s property (World Development Indicators, 1997). This workshop will delve into the lives of three women from different parts of the globe to learn the circumstances of their lives.

Reducing Child Mortality and Improving Maternal Health – Why are those most vulnerable the ones who suffer the most? Globally, nearly 11 million children under the age of five die annually and more than half a million women die in pregnancy and childbirth every year. This workshop will look at what causes this vulnerability.

Combating HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and other Diseases – Malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS are the major health challenges facing people in the developing world. These three diseases together claim more than 8 000 lives each day. This workshop will focus on the stigma associated with these diseases and the health challenges that face people in the developing world.

Ensuring Environmental Sustainability – Environmental sustainability is a part of global economic and social well being. In the world today, more than 2.5 billion people do not have access to improved sanitation and more than 1.2 billion have no access to a safe source of water. This workshop will look at four industries that have a global impact on the environment.

Developing a Global Partnership for Development – It is absolutely critical that the world’s wealthiest countries assist in the development of the world’s poorest. Through effective aid, debt relief, and fairer trade rules, the world can become a better place! This workshop will focus on what developed nations need to do to help.

WorldBeat offers a range of other workshops. Please call to arrange a free WorldBeat workshop, call 306-757-4669 or email