The overall topic aim is derived from the United Nations (UN) sustainable development goals (SDG) which was adopted in 2015 as part of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and its 17 SDG. Our focus is on the three SDGs above as they chime nicely with the three pillars of Exercise, Education and Ethos that 3Pillars Project espouse. It is worth mentioning that we also believe in creating a common good for all our stakeholders (participants, staff, volunteers, partners and government departments).
The common good
I rather liked the quote from the report of the World commission on environment and development (WCED) document titled, ‘Our Common Future’ which amongst other key areas of sustainability focuses on human wellbeing. It reads; to improve the wellbeing of people in our society and the wider world and to sustain “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (WECD, 1987, np). The definition used here is therefore, apposite to the working practices and processes used by 3Pillars Project. What follows is a synopsis of the three relevant SDG such as they apply to us with the 3Pillars, pillar in brackets.
SDG 3 – Good health and wellbeing (Exercise)
“To ensure healthy lives and promote well being for all ages” is a big ask for any organisation so we must limit what we do to that which we can do well for the betterment of those that have need of us. It is essential to our version of the common good to provide the most professional and appropriate support for the young people that use our community gym with ages ranging from 16 to 30 and beyond. GAMEPLAN now takes a holistic and end to end approach for all of our participants so that they get the very best of enduring care and mentored support. This is how we honour SDG 3 through our pillar of Exercise.
SDG 4 – Quality education (Education)