Our UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges the world faces, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that each Goal is achieved by 2030. Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration is partnering with the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the following ways:

03 Good Health & Well-Being

Inclusive playgrounds strengthen the bodies, hearts, and minds of all children. Play is a fundamental childhood activity and provides health benefits on every level. Sadly, children with disabilities often lack access to the same basic exercise and engagement opportunities as their peers. We create inclusive playgrounds and programs that break down that barrier, promoting physical, cognitive, emotional, and social wellbeing in an integrated space for children of all abilities.

04 Quality Education

Inclusive learning environments ensure that all children learn and grow together. Some of the most important lessons are learned outside the classroom…patience, emotional resilience, decision-making, flexibility, compassion, and so much more. Children with disabilities are often excluded from their learning and play environments either physically or socially. This deprives them of the opportunity for social interaction with their peers and of learning the critical social/emotional lessons they need to thrive as adults. We train the educators, parents, and students how to integrate and support inclusion on their school campus to ensure that children with disabilities are vital members of their school communities.

10 Reduced Inequalities

Inclusive playgrounds give all children equal access to their communities. We believe every child deserves to be valued as they are to participate in all aspects of their communities as peers, as contributors, as change-makers. By creating inclusive playgrounds and implementing inclusion programs, you ensure that children with disabilities have the same rights to play, inclusion, and community recreation as everyone else.

11 Sustainable Cities & Communities

Sustainable social inclusion transforms the physical and social landscape. When we build playgrounds, we use a holistic approach. With each playground project we develop, we help build a diverse collective that works together to create inclusion in their community educators, children and adults with disabilities, health-care providers, business leaders, local governments and more. One playground turns into a sustainable inclusion movement that changes that community for good.

17 Partnerships For The Goals

Inclusion Matters inspires powerful partnerships that create global change. At Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration, we know first-hand the power of partnerships. Each of our projects brings together corporate, NGO, government, and community partners that create sustainable change in that community. Together, we change a child’s life by building the bridges of friendship. Together, we teach compassion and acceptance. Together, we transform communities into safe, nurturing and inclusive spaces.