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A UN agenda adapted for kids

Fri 18th Nov 2016, Kecia Parkins, Phnom Phen Post Siem Reap-based Arlene Gormley moved from Northern Ireland five years ago and co-founded Feeding Dreams, a community school that provides free education, school meals and support to hundreds of children and families. She has recently written, illustrated and self-published a children’s book addressing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted last year to combat climate change, end hunger and improve health (among others) by 2030. Gormley spoke with Kezia Parkins about 2030 Not A Fairytale, how she decided to release it in Cambodia – and why she’s aimed the book at a young audience. Why did you decide to write and publish 2030 Not A Fairytale?  As a master’s student [of international...

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Belfast woman's charity reaching out to Cambodia's 'invisible' children

Arlene Gormley's Article in The Irish News 03/10/16 West Belfast woman Arlene Gormley's dream of helping children in Cambodia turned to reality when she set up a charity. She tells Gail Bell how that dream is still alive with a new project helping young people train for the hospitality industry FEEDING and educating 800 slum children each day is a daunting task, but for west Belfast woman Arlene Gormley another day is another chance to bring hope to Cambodia's desperate 'invisibles'. Arlene, who co-founded the Feeding Dreams charity in Cambodia's tourist capital of Siem Reap, in 2012, has now written a children's book, 2030 Not a Fairytale, to help fund the life-changing work which includes a children's school and her...

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One year after the launch of the UN Global Goals: Five reasons we can achieve the SDGs by 2030

Arlene's Article in the Huffington Post, 20/09/16 This week at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the world will mark the first anniversary of the historic 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In order to keep up momentum and ensure all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are achieved, the UN and partners around the world are launching #GlobalGoals Week – an annual week of action, awareness and accountability for sustainable development. At the center of this week will be “SDG Year 1,” a special session at the UNGA opening that will call on all world leaders to implement the SDGs by 2030 and mark progress in 2016. The week long high-level political forum will see different sectors come together to plot...

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A conversation with Arlene Gormley, Heller student and children’s book author

Source: https://heller.brandeis.edu/news/items/releases/2016/gormley-childrens-book.html Author: Bethany Romano Arlene Gormley, MA-SID’16, is currently in her second year of the Heller School sustainable international development program and is conducting her practicum in Cambodia. Despite the distance, Gormley has self-published a children’s book called “2030 Not a Fairytale,” that explains the United Nations’ goals for sustainable development. Heller Communications spoke with her about the new book and her inspiration for creating it. Tell us about your book.“2030: Not a Fairytale” is about the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development, specifically aimed at young children. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.The SDGs were officially adopted at...

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