LiveBeyond
Sep 06, 2022 . 3 weeks ago

LiveBeyond and the Sustainable Development Goals

Many of our programs at LiveBeyond are directly tied to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopted in 2015, the SDGs aim to “end poverty, protect the planet, & ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace & prosperity” (UNDP, 2022). These 17 Global Goals are highly ambitions, & we are honored to do our part by meeting the needs of underserved communities. 

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals

  1. No poverty
  2. Zero hunger
  3. Good health and well-being
  4. Quality education
  5. Gender equality
  6. Clean water and sanitation
  7. Affordable and clean energy
  8. Decent work and economic growth
  9. Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
  10. Reduce inequalities
  11. Sustainable cities and communities
  12. Responsible consumption and production
  13. Climate action
  14. Life below water
  15. Life on land
  16. Peace justice and strong institutions
  17. Partnerships for the goals

 

At LiveBeyond, we highlight several of the above goals through our flagship programs. The SDGs LiveBeyond primarily focuses on including goals 1, 2, 3, 4, & 6 as outlined below. 

SDG #1 – No Poverty

All of our programs and efforts aim to eradicate poverty in underserved communities. Whether it be our school, hospital, or maternal health program, reducing poverty in some of the world’s poorest regions is at the center of all of LiveBeyond’s efforts. 

SDG #2 – Zero Hunger

Similar to SDG #1, reducing hunger and malnutrition in underserved communities is another hallmark of LiveBeyond’s efforts. Especially focusing on child malnutrition, we want to reduce stunting, wasting, and developmental delays. We do this by providing nutritious meals to children and their families in the regions we serve. 

SDG #3 – Good Health and Well-being

Additionally, considering our emphasis on medical care, the LiveBeyond hospital allows for everyone in the Thomazeau, Haiti area to have access to free medical care. Whether it be a routine medical checkup or an emergency procedure, our medical facilities and staff provide state-of-the-art care to those in our region who have never had access to healthcare before. 

SDG #4 – Quality Education

The LiveBeyond School is one of the most rewarding aspects of our work in Haiti. Seeing the lives of so many children be shaped and transformed for the betterment of their future is priceless. Additionally, the Johnny’s Kids Program works in conjunction with our school to provide care and education to children with disabilities in underserved communities as well.

SDG #6 – Clean Water and Sanitation

Before LiveBeyond had a base of operations in Haiti, we partnered with other organizations to drill clean water wells in and around Thomazeau. We viewed this as one of the most critical needs for this region of Haiti to reduce water-borne illnesses such as Cholera. Through the installation of these wells, quality of life has been drastically improved not only due to clean water but also due to the hours saved by no longer having to fetch and carry water. This common household chore kept many children from attending school. Now they have these hours back to attend school and increase opportunities for their future. 

If you would like to learn more about how LiveBeyond supports the Sustainable Development Goals, take a look at our previous blog post here. To learn more about the implementation of the SDGs on a global scale, take a look at the SDG integration website here

As always, everyone at LiveBeyond is thankful for the support of our partners, donors, & sponsors who make these initiatives possible. Without your support, we would not be able to do this great work. Thank you for all that you do!

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