Talking education at Social Good Summit

On September 27, 2015, SYP’s Keith Yamashita spoke before hundreds at the Social Good Summit 2015 to bring the topic of education and our work with XQ: The Super School Project to an even broader audience.

The Social Good Summit, a two-day event in New York City co-sponsored by the United Nations Foundation, Mashable, and the UNDP, brought together some of the world’s most influential leaders, thinkers, politicians, and celebrities. Their aim was to support and commit action to the UN’s recently released 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Joining a panel on “The Next Chapter in Global Education,” Keith represented XQ alongside global education advocate Sarah Brown, Nobel Peace Prize 2014 winner Kailash Satyarthi, and tech and education advocate Mariéme Jamme.

Among the seventeen SDGs for 2030 is the pursuit of quality education around the world. On this subject, Keith explained the efforts of XQ in the United States, and the power of design to tackle the challenges of the American public school system.

“Education is the mother of all design problems,” Keith said at the Summit. “If you get it right, everything becomes solvable.”

Check out additional coverage of the panel here.