South Africa welcomes first UN accredited Global Climate Change Teacher

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South Africa Welcomes First UN-Accredited eduCCate Global Climate Change Teacher.


12 DECEMBER 2019 at 16:00 CET


Madrid, Spain: Recently launched global private online high school teams up with eduCCate Global to further enhance SDG curriculum.
Valenture Institute, a recently launched private global online high school, with offices in London, Boston and Cape Town, has welcomed its first eduCCate Global Climate Change certification. Cris Robertson, Valenture Institute’s Sustainability Learning Designer, became the first person in South Africa to receive the UN accredited certification.

Valenture learners are actively encouraged to participate meaningfully in solving some of the world’s biggest problems while completing a quality online high school education that equips them for success in their individual futures. The uniquely constructed curriculum prepares students for the future they want, while enabling them to preserve the future they need.

In addition to shaping tomorrow’s leaders, they’re forging progress for people and the planet through an integrated, action-oriented curriculum that aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

“The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”, says Valenture Founder Robert Paddock. “They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace and justice.”

In research conducted by Valenture, 84% of Gen Z surveyed believe they can meaningfully influence the future of the planet, and 90% of them want more opportunities to contribute to planetary betterment at their school. With this insight, Valenture started looking for the best framework to include sustainability in their curriculum, and found that over 68% of Gen Z students want to have the UN Sustainability Goals as part of their studies.

“We’re extremely excited to partner with eduCCate Global to further enhance our faculties knowledge and focus on climate change”, says Paddock.

About eduCCate Global

eduCCate Global is a joint partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to develop and deliver a Climate Change Education Program and UN Accredited Climate Change Teacher to every school worldwide. eduCCate Global launched in April 2018 and is now active in over 11,000 schools worldwide, and more than 11,000 teachers currently in training globally.


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