We help bring education to children in the tropical forests
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. (source: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/education/)
FSC forest management requirements and FSC features that contribute to goal 4 Quality Education:
FSC does not address the targets set by UN in SDG4 directly.
However, many FSC certified forests especially on the Southern hemisphere often include better schools for the children of forest workers as part of their certification. As a result FSC helps many children in forest areas around the world obtain an education.
Furthermore training and continuous learning for forest workers around the world is an integral part of the FSC system.