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Goal Four: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrolment rates in schools particularly for women and girls. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals. For example, the world has achieved equality in primary education between girls and boys, but few countries have achieved that target at all levels of education.

Overview of some indicators

Participation rate in organized learning (one year before the official primary entry age)
72%
Literacy rate
97.5%
Proportion of teacher who have received at least the minimum organized teacher training
100%
Digital Empowerment in Education
The process of Digital Empowerment in Education started in the schools of the Kingdom of Bahrain after the success of His Majesty King Hamad’s project for future schools. The process of ICT employment in education has taken a different approach that is in line with the advanced level of Bahrain's schools adoption of a digital learning culture, and to benefit from all national and international experiences to ensure the success of this project and work hard to achieve the best benefits to improve the education level.
The Digital Empowerment in Education project  (PDF, 44 Pages, 9.57MB) aims to achieve leadership in the education system by raising the efficiency and quality of education, raising awareness in the community towards ICT and its impact on the teaching and learning process, and creating an educational environment that encourages innovation.


EduNET

EduNET is a national portal for eLearning that supports digital empowerment in education. It is a means of communication between the students in the Ministry of Education and  the public, whether they are of students at all levels of education, administrative and educational bodies in all public schools and among parents of students and their children, through the provision of electronic, administrative and educational services, such as presenting the grades of the student, the educational schedule, daily attendance follow-up, daily meals follow up and other related services for serving all beneficiary categories, such as students, teachers, specialists, administrators in schools, and students’ parents, and the information security standards will be taken into consideration.


Safe use of technology

The Ministry of Education has launched a “Safe Use of Technology Project ” (Arabic Only) to consolidate the digital citizenship by raising awareness of the use of the Internet and technology, which helps in achieving balance between the preservation of the security and privacy of students while giving them the freedom they need to ensure their safety in the world of rapid developments and changes and the electronic revolution in communication and information technology, which led to the emergence of risks in the use of those new technologies and the emergence of threats to information security, such as the ability to penetrate devices and access to personal information. This is a part of achieving the strategic goal of improving the quality of education as part of the strategic objectives of the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Bahrain.


Society Development
Administrative and technical regulation has been developed in nurseries and the issuance of decisions on nurseries is completed which are contained in the Children's Law, which achieve the goals and targets of sustainable development, namely achieving targets 4.2, which provides for ensuring that all girls and boys have the chance to access to good kind of early childhood development and pre-primary education in order to be ready for primary education.
 
Ministry of Labour and Social Development  has established many clubs for children and young people, the most important of which is the Sharifa Al Awadi Children and Youth Club , which works throughout the year to provide programmes that achieve the goals and objectives of sustainable development, namely achieving targets 4.7, which provides for ensuring that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to support sustainable development, including through a range of ways, including education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, the promotion of a culture of peace, non-violence and global citizenship, appreciation of cultural diversity and appreciation of culture contribution to sustainable development.



The Ministry of Labour and Social Development established many of the children and young clubs, the most important of these is Sharifa Al Awadhi Children & Youth Club, which works throughout the year to provide programs that achieve the goals and objectives of sustainable development, which is to achieve goal No. 4.7. which ensures that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to support sustainable development, including, inter alia, education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace, non-violence, global citizenship, appreciation of cultural diversity and appreciation of the contribution of culture to sustainable development.




Goal One: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal Two: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal Three: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all age
Goal Four: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal Five: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal Six: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal Seven: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal Eight: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal Nine: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal Ten: Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal Eleven:  Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal Twelve:Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal Thirteen: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts[b]
Goal Fourteen: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal Fifteen: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal Sixteen: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal Seventeen: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
SDGs Bahrain

Page Last Updated: 10 February, 2020