Actress Sonam Kapoor launched the World's Largest Lesson India program on the occasion of Teachers' Day, on September 5, in Gurgaon.
What is this program?
The program aims to educate every child in India, nearly 360 million
Gems Education, UNICEF, Reliance Group and the Global Goals Campaign launched the World's Largest Lesson India program.
It has been launched in 160 countries since September 2015
The program includes interactive material for the children such as:
- Lesson plans
- Comic books
- An animated film introduced by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, tennis champion Serena Williams and international football star Neymar Jr
How the initiative will help the children?
UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said that the initiative "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. 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," he said.
What did Sonam have to say?
Sonam explained the relevance of education and said that she is still trying to finish her graduation.
"I am somebody who is very regretful of the fact that I didn't finish my school after 12th grade. I went to university and I am trying to finish that right now. At the age of 30, I am trying to finish my undergrads," she told while interacting with members present during the launch and with kids. She also feels that as an actor, it's her responsibility to give the right message to the people.