Social Responsibility 12
Step One Action Post
February 18th, 2021
Step One Action Post: Values Activity & Aligning this with Global Millennium Goals
Hello everyone, so glad to be starting a new research project —interestingly enough, I will be actively pursuing an Action project for Social Responsibility. Here at Dr. Charles Best, I believe I am the sole student whose project will be an Action project this round, and I am certainly looking forward to it! As you readers might tell, the posts are certainly different from the Inquiry instructions. Feel free to take a look under the Action, then Action Instructions tab on the Butterfly Effects platform. I will keep all of the questions in alignment with my responses so you are all aware of what I am completing through each response. I loved that the Action instructions do start off with a supportive values activity and assist us students in aligning our values with the United Nations Global Millennium Goals. Enjoy a wholesome read, and consider completing the Action project’s first few activities to better get-to-know yourselves on the personal level.
“Drawn from the Millennium Declaration, adopted and agreed to by all Governments in 2000, the MDGs represent the commitments of United Nations Member States to reduce extreme poverty and its many manifestations: hunger, disease, gender inequality, lack of education and access to basic infrastructure, and environmental degradation.”
- Values Activity. (Readers can click here to learn more!)
A) I believe that everyone should have the same opportunities and rights. = A. Equality
F) I believe it is important to take care of others and help them meet their needs. = F. Helping
W) I believe it is important to participate in activities with groups of people and feel connected to them. = W. Community
2 + 3. Top 3 Values Analysis:
- What are your 3 most important values and your 3 least important values? Do you agree with the results? Do you think the statements are good descriptions of the values? Do you think there are some values missing? What do your 3 important values mean to you?
As seen above, my 3 most important values are Equality, Helping, and Community. You can see on the values activity that I first was not aware of the values the statements aligned with, and it was wholeheartedly a nice surprise. I was not too surprised to see these three values as my top 3 because I do see myself in a leadership position on working in educational reform in my future, which directly assists the community and best aligns with my top 3 values. I would say that my least important values (though not discrediting them) would be Tolerance, Tradition, and Pleasure. I find these the least important to myself personally because I believe that they can be found through my top 3 values already, and if not, certainly better discovered through them.
- Can you describe a situation where you put into action one or more of the values most important to you? What was the result?
For one of my top values, Equality, I have been voluntarily tutoring Spanish from the school I initially learnt it from since I was in elementary school. I was able to volunteer at a not-for-profit association created by volunteer parents in the BC Lower Mainland who are passionate about promoting the Spanish language. My attempt to draw equal language learning opportunities allowed me to supportively offer Spanish language classes to people of all ages and backgrounds with a special focus on children and youth!
For another one of my other top values, Community, in grade 10 and 11, I was able to build an online community through school support groups, and connect with fellow students with struggles and any possible barriers within their educational routes.
- Imagine some future situations where you could put your values into action.
– Be an ally for issues in need of representation
– Actively learn about the areas in my community’s life in need of gaps to be closed
– Be present as a friend or defender, even a “shoulder to lie on” for strangers in my community
– When in public, acknowledge I am a part of many communities, and need to be aware of my influence in society
– Make bonds with disenfranchised individuals in the community
– Actively ask what a person may need during unprecedented times
– Show appreciation for efforts made on the personal, peer, or community-wide level
– Assist those in need of help on a frequent, voluntarily basis
4. Research United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
- Which one aligns with your values most? Which one is your passion? Why?
I see Sustainable Development Goal #5: Gender Equality and Women’s Rights Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls as best representative of my values due to the UN describing inclusivity of women as not only a gender issue, but community-wide. Additionally, gender equality is an issue that affects economic prosperity, individuals’ abilities, and thorough community-wide equality. Equality is about ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents. It is also the belief that no one should have poorer life chances because of the way they were born, where they come from, what they believe, or whether they have a disability.
- Give one specific action you would like to apply to address this goal. If you are not sure of an action yet, list 2-3 possible actions you might like to start.
You may click and expand the image below to view my Action plan and what steps I may take to make a larger impact.
Thank you for reading; and let me know what you think of my plan!
Warm Regards To All,