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    Sustainable Development
    I understand the common definition of sustainable development to be the “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” This definition ushers two essentialities. Firstly, overarching significance should be given to meeting the essential needs of the world’s poor, who, usually, do not have access to have the fruits of development. Secondly, we have to be extremely cautious of resource depletion, which will deny the genuine needs of the future generations.
    I also personally understand Sustainable Development to be “development of: progress, extension, expansion, enlargement, improvement in environment; social evolutionism (catching up with the developed and industrialized countries); individualism (developing the personality of human being, self-confidence, dignity, happiness); economism (achieving growth, income); and Intensifiers (more democratic and participatory, grass root) assumptions within the “carrying capacity of supporting system/s” such as the Environment, Economics and Society.
    Furthermore, I consider sustainable development as the art of managing the use, development, and protection of natural and physical resources in a way, or at a rate, which enables people and communities to provide for their social, economic, and cultural well-being and for their health and safety while—
    i. sustaining the potential of natural and physical resources (excluding minerals) to meet the reasonably foreseeable needs of future generations; and
    ii. safeguarding the life-supporting capacity of air, water, soil, and ecosystems; and
    iii. avoiding, remedying, or mitigating any adverse effects of activities on the environment
    In Eswatini we have a number of policies and legislations that strive to promote sustainable development principles. These are legislations such as the Environmental Management Act No. 5 of 2002.

    Education for Sustainable Development
    The art of incorporating the principles of sustainable development into education for the best, safe and healthy environment or future we need. It is a process intended to deal with human behavior to avoid high level of environmental or resource depletion for the benefit of both the present and future generations.
    Education for sustainable development (ESD) is a process that strives to promote the development of knowledge, skills, understanding, values and actions required to create a sustainable world (the Africa we want), which ensures environmental protection and conservation, promotes social equity and encourages economic sustainability.
    There is need to review our curricula to ensure the incorporation of sustainable development principles. Teachers, students and the community need to be introduced into to the culture of aligning their daily operations with the provisions of the sustainable development goals to ensure we achieve the Africa we want by 2063.
    Any development project should consider resource conservation, environmental protection, social justice, progression, expansion, individualism, and economism to name but a few.

    MELUSI
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    I liked the case study by MaryMount Teachers College though I felt its a kind of project already at the end-pipe – a lot could be be done to limit or control the waste generation rate in the first place – hence I think it is a secondary kind of a project. Also this project is well aligned with the sustainable development goals, in that waste collected during the clean up campaigns is used to produce toys for use by children and it is at the sametime reducing the volumes of wastes for discharge into landfills while it ensure much of the land is available is used profitably. In addition, toys created from the waste play a critical role in ensuring balanced mind development in children – reduces stress. The waste used for agricultural purposes also promote production of vegetables, crops, cash for healthful families- poverty alleviation initiative.

    This project influences my education change project in various ways.

    MELUSI
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    Greetings Colleagues,
    My name is Mr Melusi Ntokozo Simelane, a swazi citizen aged 31 years. I am holding a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management Occupational Safety and Health tenable from the University of Swaziland, Faculty of Health Sciences. I have about 5 years of experience working as an Environmental Inspector, trainer and consultant. Currently, I am working as a Public Health Consultant and Lecturer at the Institute of Development Management College, Eswatini Campus. My educational background and work experience make me believe I best fit in this course.

    I have decided to be part of this course because I believe education is the best tool one can ever have to ensure sustainable development at all angles. Acquiring education assist in many ways including escaping poverty, ensuring health and sustained livelihoods, keeping sound and unpolluted environment for us and the future generation, generating economy, ensuring gender balance in all institutional angles to name but a few.

    My change project idea is ensuring easy access to education by every person through the integration of available educational enablers(technology) in line with the sustainable development goals. Also I believe means should be worked to ensure environmental protection through education for sustainable livelihoods.

    MELUSI
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    My name is Mr Melusi Ntokozo Simelane, a swazi cetizen aged 31 years. I am holding a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management Occupational Safety and Health tenable from the University of Swaziland, Faculty of Health Sciences. I have about 5 years of experience working as an Environmental Inspector, trainer and consultant. Currently, I am working as a Public Health Consultant and Lecturer at the Institute of Development Management College, Eswatini Campus. My educational background and work experience make me believe I best fit in this course.

    I have decided to be part of this course because I believe education is the best tool one can ever have to ensure sustainable development at all angles. Acquiring education assist in many ways including escaping poverty, ensuring health and sustained livelihoods, keeping sound and unpolluted environment for us and the future generation, generating economy, ensuring gender balance in all institutional angles to name but a few.

    My change project idea is ensuring easy access to education by every person through the integration of available educational enablers(technology) in line with the sustainable development goals. Also I believe means should be worked to ensure environmental protection through education for sustainable livelihoods.

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