Project description

UN goals:

Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

We advocate for the integration of social-emotional learning in different school systems, so Vietnamese youth are equipped with knowledge and tools to take care of their mental health, thereby reducing suicide mortality rate (UN3), building an empathetic and sustainable society (UN4) – the foundation of worldwide peace and happiness (UN16).

Social challenge:

According to WHO report – by 2020 DEPRESSION is the second most harmful condition to human health after heart disease. Every year, 400,000 people commit suicide due to depression, that is 45 people commit suicide every hour due to depression. In Vietnam: according to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF): The rate of adolescent depression is up to 29%, of which only 20% of them receive the necessary support. Most cases skip the “golden phase” of identification and treatment, leading to chronic conditions in adulthood. According to Vietnam National Children’s Hospital: In 2019, the rate of adolescents with depression was 26.3%. Of which: Children with thoughts about death were 6.3%, children planning suicide were 4.6%, children who attempted suicide were 5.8%.Our Start-up is to nurture the mental self-care ability for the future generation by providing prevention tools and emotional healthy environment to embark on self-exploring path and eradicating negative thoughts and feelings.

Solution idea:

AGATE is a school of wellbeing for future generation. We are about actionable knowledge and tools designed for the purpose of nurturing the mental self-care and self-exploring ability for teenagers. Our core program is the YOUniverse psychology course, developed and instructed by experts. Our students represent the generation of braveness in staying real, being compassionate and having true courage to become their best authentic version of self.AGATE community mission is to build strong belief in young generation by changing the term “peer pressure” into “peer motivation”, which is expected to be the most important aspect for long-term consistency in practice and self-transformation.