15 eighth Graders for 17 Goals

Wouldn't it be wonderful if all people could live in peace and dignity, without hunger and poverty, and in harmony with nature and the environment? About eight years ago, 193 countries set themselves these goals. A signpost should 17 Sustainable Development Goals which have been formulated in the "Agenda 2030". In about eight years, these goals should be achieved. Time for an interim balance.

As part of the German lessons, the class 8 dealt with the topics of factual text analysis, interview and reportage in a podcast project. In January and February, three groups were to produce a feature on each of the 17 goals. A Padlet served as a collection of materials, and with the help of a kanban board and regular feedback, methods of agile working were tested. With the podcasts we take part in the school competition on development policy "all for ONE WORLD for all“ participate.

Heiner Hoffmann

We were supported by many experts, whom we would like to thank! Heiner Hoffmann, foreign correspondent for Der Spiegel, told us how he researches and conducts interviews. Antje Diekhans, head of the ARD radio studio in Nairobi, explained how she creates her features.

Antje Diekhans
"Ghetto Classics" – Does classical music help fight poverty?
(SDG 1 – No Poverty)

Our podcast is about the first sustainable development goal: "No Poverty. Our common thread is "Ghetto Classics". In our podcast you will meet Victor and Simon who go to "Ghetto Classics". They are the same age as us, but live a very different life and are among the people who are labeled "poor." We ask Elizabeth Njoroge, the founder of "Ghetto Classics", what her project has to do with poverty. Bernd Lakemeier, who works at GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), explains how he actually defines poverty. At the end we will discuss what we young people can do to achieve the first SDG.

Beth, Leonie, Mwalimu, Roni, Tia

Two worlds in one world? Equality in Kenya
(SDG 5 – Gender Equality)

Our podcast is about gender equality. We have conducted many interviews with experts from the UN and GIZ and people who experience a lack of equality. These include our peers, but also Rosalyn Kimatu, the principal of StarKids School, a slum school in Nairobi. We talk to Berit Kadoch-Lattorf, a gynecologist, about her project for young girls in Kenya. We also gathered information on the fifth SDG ourselves.

Lisa, Luka, Luzie, Marlene, Michel

Climate...Killi...Climate Killer - What do old cars from Germany have to do with African glaciers?
(SDG 13 – Climate Action)

In our podcast we talk about the consequences of climate change in East Africa and Europe and what is being done against it, what Europeans can learn from Kenyans to stop climate change and what kind of solutions can already be found in Nairobi at the moment. As an example a cab company in Nairobi with 100% electric cars. We talked to experts like Anja Beretta (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung), Hanna Sahlian (GIZ), Juha Suojanen (CEO of NopeaRides in Nairobi) and people affected by climate change like a mountain guide on Kilimanjaro

Ben, Ferdinand, Livio, Nicole, Talasio

What's next? We are naturally excited about developments over the next eight years. We also want to not only create a contribution about the SDGs, but also make a contribution to the SDGs. We will go to StarKids School again and hope to work with GIZ to install a more effective stove in the kitchen there. We will visit "Ghetto Classics" again and bring them clothes and maybe even instruments. We will work during the project days to make sure that "DSN goes green." To make our work on the feature sustainable as well, we will also visit the ARD radio studio in Nairobi and see how the professionals create their audio features.

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