Kolo Toure is heading back to the classroom to help deliver the World’s Largest Lesson as part of the Global Goals campaign, in conjunction with UNICEF.
The Liverpool defender has joined the likes of Barcelona’s Neymar, Dani Alves, Serena Williams and many more high-profile figures in lending support to the initiative which will aim to teach children in over 100 countries about the new Sustainable Development Goals that will be adopted by the UN General Assembly later this month.
LFC announced on Thursday they were joining forces with main club sponsor Standard Chartered in supporting the Global Goals.
As part of the campaign to tell everyone about the campaign, the World’s Largest Lesson will engage children and young people in the global effort to build a more sustainable future for every citizen.
Toure said: “I’m delighted to be supporting the World’s Largest Lesson to help children everywhere learn about the Global Goals.
“Every child should have the opportunity to follow their dreams like I did. By making the Global Goals famous we can create a better future for all children everywhere.”
The World’s Largest Lesson will be held in classrooms on every continent during the week of September 28.
A potential 500 million girls and boys between the ages of eight and 14 will have the chance to learn about the Global Goals, which range from ending extreme poverty for all people everywhere, to tackling climate change, and giving all children the opportunity to gain a quality primary and secondary education. Government leaders and ministers from a number of countries will be teaching and participating in lessons.
“The World’s Largest Lesson will do more than teach children about the global goals. It will engage them in the effort to achieve those goals – educating them about the challenges that are shaping their futures and encouraging them to drive change in their own communities,” said UNICEF executive director, Anthony Lake.
“Young people can help achieve the global goals by holding their leaders accountable for the promises they are making – and by holding themselves accountable for building a better future for everyone.”
For more information on the World’s Largest Lesson, visit www.globalgoals.org/worldslargestlesson.