The United Nations calls its 17 Sustainable Development Goals "the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." With a target of achieving them by 2030, the goals are all interconnected and address the global challenges we face.

Goal 4 is "Quality Education." As the UN puts it: "Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people's lives and sustainable development."

This series includes stories of sisters working on the frontlines of education.

Apostolic Carmel nuns complete 150 years as pioneers of women's education in India

Four congregations work in common cause for girls with disabilities

Bringing Catholic social teaching to boys recovering from street life

Education and nutrition ministry for women and girls of the Maasai community