Education group on board to save the planet

  • Metro News
  • Monday, 28 Sep 2020

Learn more about the UNSDGs by playing the Are You the Master of Sustainability? board game created by the Sunway Education Group.

THE Are You the Master of Sustainability? board game created by Sunway Education Group teaches people how to take care of the world we live in.

The board game is aimed at getting people to act responsibly so that the resources on our planet will be able to support many generations to come.

In the board game developed by Sunway University staff and students, players can learn about the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) which are an urgent call for people to come together and work towards achieving a better world.

The board game is more about participation than winning.

It will introduce players to the UNSDGs in an engaging and interactive way.

“This board game is designed to promote the adoption of UNSDGs among young people through an interactive and fun learning experience,” said Sunway Education Group chief executive officer Dr Elizabeth Lee.

“We have created this game in support of the Education Ministry’s efforts to integrate the UNSDGs into our national curriculum.

“To ensure nobody is left behind, this ‘old school’ board game was created for everyone to play regardless of their technology or electricity access.

“We believe that greater knowledge regarding the UNSDGs will increase empathy towards solving social and environmental issues, thus creating a new generation of leaders who will guide us through a more sustainable trajectory,” she said.

The nature of the board game is to expose people to some of the latest key facts and figures that relate to the goals, while the “Did You Know” component ensures that valuable additional knowledge is imparted each time a question is asked.

Each player gets to hear every question, every fact and every answer that relates to the challenges faced in the achievement of the UNSDGs and the impact on people in the real world.

This is why taking part is far more important than winning, as the aim is to make players realise that when the game is over, the real challenge begins.

Sunway Education Group hopes that with the board game, players’ interest in the UNSDGs will be piqued so they will go on to hold key roles in assisting their own community and in helping the world achieve the said goals.

Among recipents of the

board game were Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Youth and Sports Ministry secretary-general Datuk M. Noor Azman Taib, Huawei Malaysia chief executive officer Michael Yuan, Chef Wan, DHL, SMK USJ 4, SMK USJ 12, SMK USJ 13, SMK Taman Bukit Maluri, SMK Seafield, Hin Hua High School, SMJK Katholik, SMK St Mary, Teach for Malaysia, Pusat Tuisyen Sirius, HSBC Amanah Malaysia Bhd, Aquaria KLCC, EcoKnights, Sri Emas International School, Dwi Emas International School and Sri Bestari Private School.

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