Category Education

The UN SDG 4 calls on all countries to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and to promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. The new sustainable development goal 4 goes beyond children’s primary education, highlighting in particular the link between basic education and vocational training. Furthermore, it emphasizes equity and quality of education in a life-long learning approach. Goal 4 aims to ensure that all children, adolescents and adults – especially those most marginalized and vulnerable – have access to education and training appropriate to their needs and the context in which they live. This makes education a contributing factor in making the world more secure, sustainable and interdependent. According to The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019 (by the United Nations), more than half of global children and adolescents are Education 1 8 still not meeting minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics. Refocused efforts are required to improve the quality of, and disparities in, education along the lines of gender, location and other dimensions. More investments in education infrastructure are required, particularly in the least developed countries. Education development is a key factor to sustainable development practices. Issues with education include access to education, literacy, inclusivity, and quality. Programs focusing on access and inclusivity in education generally target girls, children in rural areas, children with disabilities, and children from other various vulnerable groups. Increased literacy is another main goal of education development projects, as is increasing the quality of education offered to children, especially in developing countries. Unique issues such as child marriage, refugees/IDPs, and statelessness also find their way into this category, as one of the main challenges for children within those groups is access to and inclusion in education. While many professionals in this area are 9 trained in teaching skills, many of the jobs do not require a teaching degree, especially because education systems and issues vary from country to country. Glance at our activities.

Nazareth

Nazareth is a joint initiative of Brit Olam – International Volunteering and Development  (an Israeli international development voluntary organization) and Nagenda International Academy for Art and Design (NIAAD) in Uganda as part of their commitment and willingness to attend to the needs of the wider…

Little Light Kindergarten

  The Little Light Kindergarten provides free pre-school education to over 60 children aged 3-6 living in extreme poverty in the Namuwongo Slum. Originally founded in 2008 by Israeli volunteers working in Namuwongo, Uganda, the kindergarten now operates as a self-sustaining,…

Afaayo- Child Sponsorship Program

Worldwide, millions and millions of children do not attend school, especially in developing countries. Parents often have to keep them home to help with housekeeping or to contribute to the family income. Even if children would be able to go…