KNOWLEDGE OF YOUTH ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS)

Dr. D. Prince Annadurai

Abstract


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the successor to the Millennium Development Goals
(MDGs) and is widely known as Agenda 2030, and it should have been attained globally. This study was
conducted with an aim to access the knowledge of youth on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to know the awareness on
SDGs, to nd out the contributions towards SDGs and to nd out whether any difference exists between gender and age groups
with regard to their awareness on SDGs. The study was conducted in three districts of Tamil Nadu and was descriptive in nature.
An interview schedule was used as tool of data collection. The total sample size was 628. Four Hundred young boys and girls
(School students) in the age group of 11-18 years were selected from the schools by using Simple Random Lottery method.
Then, 258 young boys and girls in the age group of 18-25 years were selected from out of schools by using Purposive sampling.
The main ndings of the study were, the awareness about SDGs was very low among the respondents. There was no difference
between male and female respondents in their ignorance of SDGs. The same is for different age groups. None of the
respondents contribute to SDGs mainly due to lack of awareness. It was suggested that the school teachers and PHC staff have
crucial roles to play in creating awareness as well as providing SDGs and the services to young people both inside and outside
schools


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