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[World Largest Lesson]

Hello, there!

In this space you will find what is World’s Largest Lesson about.

AIESEC and Project Everyone are hosting this edition together with UNICEF.

Find here the virtual training for facilitators, a mandatory preparation to ensure the quality of the workshops to be delivered. It will take you 2 hours to finish it and present the test.

We believe in the power of youth to transform the future, starting today.

That’s why we are taking action towards Sustainable Development Goals achievement.


Virtual Training to deliver World's Largest Lesson

We want to ensure you acknowledge what is needed to deliver the lesson in the best way by understanding the pedagogical framework of the workshop, connecting with the purpose, knowing the local context and using some tips for student management.


We prepared 6 sessions according to the main learnings we got in World’s Largest Lesson Perú, a pilot we ran during the America’s Congress 2017. And a set of Frequently Asked Questions –FAQs–.

  • Session 1: Intro to World’s Largest Lesson. Duration: 5 minutes.
  • Session 2: How it will happen. The lesson in Cartagena, Colombia and Globally. Duration: 15 minutes.
  • Session 3: Understanding The Global Goals. Duration: 20 minutes.
  • Session 4: Understanding the context. Duration: 20 minutes.
  • Session 5: Tips to deliver the workshop. Duration: 5 minutes.
  • Session 6: The final stage! Test yourself. Duration: 10 minutes.

Live Sessions

An open space to answer all your doubts and explain some details about logistics.


Live Session #1:  World’s Largest Lesson – Global Live Session + Q&A Space

Date: June 6th, 2017.

Time: 5 p.m. GMT +2, 10 a.m. GMT -5.


Live Session #2:  Talking about Cartagena, Colombia reality

Date: June 20th, 2017.

Time: 5 p.m. GMT +2, 10 a.m. GMT -5.

Before visiting schools and delivering the lesson, it is important for you, as facilitator, to understand the context where you will be. With this, you will be able to prepare a better storytelling and engage with students.

Webinar will be hosted together with “Cómo Vamos Cartagena”. 6


Live Session #3:  Tips to deliver the workshop

Date: June 27th, 2017

Time: 5 p.m. GMT +2, 10 a.m. GMT -5

Webinar will be hosted in collaboration with the professor Jesús Alfredo Olarte, colombian licensed Tr in languages, with an specialization in Teaching English and more than 20 years of experience as EFL teacher.

The Sessions of the virtual training

SESSION 1: Intro to World’s Largest Lesson

Watch the video above to learn all you need to know about the lesson.

Also, join us on our Live Session #1 where we will have a Q&A Space specially for you.

SESSION 2: How it will happen:

  • The pedagogical framework:

Find here the step by step the guide how the workshop should be delivered.

Spanish version is available here.

  • The lesson in Cartagena, Colombia

During our Global YouthSpeak Forum of our International Congress –IC– in Cartagena, Colombia, we will mobilize attendees to different schools in the city to deliver the workshops of World’s Largest Lesson.

It will be part of the agenda as the taking action space.

Learn how we will deliver the lesson together:


Presentation: World’s Largest Lesson in Cartagena, Colombia.

If you are not an AIESECer and would like to participate in Cartagena, you can attend Global YouthSpeak Forum, register here.

Your Checklist for World’s Largest Lesson

  • Finalize the virtual training.
  • Present and approve the exam to become an official facilitator.
  • Bring all your attitude.
  • Pick the story you want to tell with your team during YouthSpeak Forum.
  • Take the output of the session: the wall of commitments.
  • Take videos and photos while you are delivering the lesson.
  • Fill the experience report.
  • Enjoy the feeling of making history!
The lesson Globally

In case you are not a Global YouthSpeak Forum attendee, you can also join us from wherever you are.

Learn how you can deliver the World’s Largest Lesson in your local schools:


Presentation: World’s Largest Lesson Globally.

In case you want to participate from your country (MC)  or city (LC), please fill the form:

If you are not an AIESECer and would like to participate in your country, please contact your closer AIESEC office.

SESSION 3: Understanding The Global Goals

Learn about the beginning of the SDGs, why are they so important and details you should know as a World’s Largest Lesson facilitator:


Presentation: Understanding the Global Goals.

Find here presentations about each Global Goal, we invite you to read more of your favorite Global Goal or the one that you feel it connects better with the local context you will deliver the lesson.

If you want to know more about Global Goals, you can also watch:

Or visit

SESSION 4: Understanding the context

Are you delivering this lesson in Cartagena, Colombia? Then we invite you to learn why the answer is Colombia. Engage students with similar stories to their local reality.

Also, join the Live Session #2 next June 20th 5 p.m. GMT +2 hosted together with Cómo Vamos Cartagena.


Presentation: Understanding the context of Cartagena Colombia. In collaboration with Enseña Por Colombia.


Presentation: spanish version.


In case you are delivering the lesson in other location, we encourage you to read about your students’ context. Some sources to take a look at: your local government website, World Economic Forum, PwC reports and insights, and why not Google.

SESSION 5: Tips to deliver the workshop

To succeed delivering the lesson, we need to engage the students enough to actually get their attention and commitment with the topic.

Find here some advices from the colombian professor Jesús Alfredo Olarte Toro, with more than 20 years of professional experience.

Also, join us in our Live Session #3 next July 27th, 2017, where we will have a Q&A Space with professor Olarte.

SESSION 6: Test yourself

If you are done with the virtual training, test yourself!

Answer the questions in the form and according to your score, you will receive your approval notification as an official facilitator for World’s Largest Lesson next July 12th from wherever you are.

Approving the test is a mandatory step to deliver the workshop in Cartagena, Colombia.


Deadline to approve the test: July 1st.


  • What is the overall point of the Goals ?

To eliminate extreme poverty, to reduce inequalities and to combat the threat of climate change by 2030 .

  • Who agreed on the Goals, when and where?

The leaders of all 193  member states of the United Nations agreed on the Goals, on September 25th, 2015, in a ceremony at its headquarters in New York.

  • Why are they called both the Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs is the real name for the Goals as agreed by the member states of the UN. The Global Goals is a nickname for the SDGs.  It is easier to say and more “friendly”, so it is used to help people connect and engage with them.

  • Why are there 17 Goals?

The United Nations conducted the biggest public consultation (My World) in its history to ask which issues should be included in the Goals.  

It was agreed that 17 Goals were needed in order to accommodate people’s views . That way the right focus could be placed in the areas that are essential to create a sustainable future for all.

  • Why are there Goals numbers and is the order significant?

The Goals begin with Goal 1 – No Poverty,  to mark the continuation of the MDGs ambition to eliminate extreme poverty,. They end with Goal 17 – Partnerships for the Goals – to emphasise a continued commitment to work together in order to achieve progress for all.  The order of the other goals does not have any meaning, as all are equally critical and interdependent.

  • Are the colours for the Goals significant and how were they chosen?

It was a creative challenge to find 17 colours that looked good together and to make sure similar colours weren’t next to each other. It was also important to  keep certain colour associations – like making the two Goals about water blue and the Energy goal yellow, like the sun.  The designer himself said: “in the end it was like a big color-puzzle!”

  • Why are young people important for the Goals?

There are 1.8 billion people aged 10 – 24 in the world,  the largest youth population in history. Young people can be a power on keeping their governments accountable, consuming from businesses that are working to support the Goals  (and challenging those that are not) and use their education to take specific action.

  • What happens if the Goals aren’t achieved?

Although unanimously agreed, the Goals are not legally binding, The Goals are a promise made by all countries between each other to work together on a plan. No one can enforce that they are achieved but by working together, urging businesses to play their part  and holding governments accountable, they could be.

  • Why AIESEC is hosting World’s Largest Lesson?

During the Youth Action Summit, an event held in UN Headquarters during December of 2015, AIESEC presented its global commitment towards the Global Goals achievement. In the actions presented, the organization started the Youth 4 Global Goals –– initiative, that aims mobilize youth to achieve SDGs. World’s Largest Lesson is part of the 2017 plan implementation of Y4GG. Take a look to the annual report here.

  • Why is Cartagena, Colombia the city to deliver the lesson?

Every year, AIESEC hosts its International Congress –IC–. 2017 was the year for Colombia. 2018 will be held in Egypt.

The organization is gathering more than 1000 people and creating an impact with their actions in the local context of the event.

  • Why I should be part of this?

This is the opportunity to take action, be part of the solution with the first step: creating awareness about Global Goals. Because to change something, first we need to understand it.

  • Do schools have to pay to participate in the lesson?

No, they only have to confirm their participation  by July 12th, 2017 with the AIESEC team.

Do you have more questions? Let me know: – Project Manager

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