WINDHOEK - The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek launched its children’s storybook titled Frieda and the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations (UN) Library in Klein Windhoek recently.
The book is an exciting way to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the message of sustainability resonate with an audience as young as 3 to 11 years. The story is about a small girl, Frieda, who goes on an exciting adventure learning about the SDGs. It is a valuable tool for teachers to prepare the Namibian boy and girl child to take action for their future.
“Frieda’s story is meant to capture the imagination of children and encourage them to bring about positive change starting from when they are small,” says UNIC Windhoek’s head, Anthea Basson.
UNIC Windhoek will distribute the book to primary schools, and it will be a welcome addition to formal and informal school libraries and book corners. The book is supplemented by a useful parent/teacher guide which explains difficult concepts and is aimed at sparking conversations about a sustainable future with children. The story is written in English, and UNIC Windhoek plans to translate it into other local languages over the next two years. It is currently being reproduced by UNICs across the globe and is also being translated into the official UN languages at UN Headquarters.
The story of Frieda and the Sustainable Development Goals has a universal message – we can all help achieve the SDGs no matter how young or old. Frieda’s mission is to spread the news about the SDGs – she calls for people to be bold and take action!