Adopted by the United Nations in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 goals with 169 targets that the UN is committed to working towards through the year 2030 with the hope of creating lasting positive change and freedom in the general areas of People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership. The purpose of these goals is to create a framework for development programs that will focus on eradicating poverty, hunger, violence, fear, and disease and promoting literacy, equality, human rights, sanitation and hygiene, education, and physical, mental, and social well-being. These goals are meant to build on the Millennium Development Goals and work towards the three key areas the UN identifies for sustainability, which are economic, social, and environmental development.
Workaway.info was created to allow people to connect and share cultural exchanges while adding value to local projects and communities around the world.
With thousands of charities and NGOs listed on the site, we ask each to showcase the particular Sustainable Development Goals they are trying to address and impact via their project. The goals are selected by the host. Workawayers are welcome to leave feedback about how well they feel their host is addressing their selected goals. This allows us to see which projects are having an impact and the ones that we could potentially provide support through the Workaway Foundation.