Star Rating for Schools and its potential impact to reduce childhood mortality was profiled last week alongside global youth issues such as poverty, climate change, refugee displacement, gender discrimination and health at the Global Youth SDG Summit, sharing the podium alongside speakers from Save the Children, Oxfam, Unicef, Obama Foundation, One Africa, UN World Food, Global Girl and more.

On September 24, Star Rating for Schools‘ Coordinator Rafaela Machado facilitated a workshop, as part of the Youth SDG Summit programme. The ‘Creating 5-star school journeys’ session discussed how school communities can lead life-saving infrastructure improvements for a world where all children can travel safely to and from school.

During the session, participants were taken through four main questions. These questions were followed by the presentation of key concepts and interactive activities with the participants.

– Why road safety?
– Why safe school journeys?
– What is safe road infrastructure?
– What can we do in our communities?

The Youth SDG Summit is the world’s premiere Summit hosted 100% by young people, so that we can deliver programming that makes a true impact to echo the challenges that youth are facing. Powered by UNITE 2030, is a global convening of young people and allies from all sectors and regions of the world with the aim of finding new ways to mobilize, empower, and inspire young people to take action toward the Global Goals.

The Youth SDG Summit hosts not only young leaders, but Changemakers from every single field.  The Youth SDG Summit focused on taking action, and conversations are oriented toward empowering actions.

Star Rating for Schools‘ Coordinator Rafaela Machado was recently selected to join the Youth Delegate Program of UNITE 2030 as one of 100 young global changemakers working to achieve the Global Goals by 2030.

UNITE 2030 is a global community and movement of over 15,000 young Changemakers from around the world who are working to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030. We work to advance the skills, strengths, and power of young people so that we can all have a better future.