Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world (Nelson Mandela). It is a human right with immense power to transform and on its foundation rests the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development (Kofi Annan). We envision all children in our programs as leaders of tomorrow who will be able provide solutions to dynamic challenges of the world and make reality the thoughts of Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan. For this to happen, these children must be equipped with among other things quality education. Our educational interventions are at four areas:
We provide the child with the needed school materials and pay the required fees in a school where such a child can access quality education. We have developed a sponsorship program and we are seeking for various people and organisations to partner with us by sponsoring at least one child. For those that are interested, we allow the donor to pick a specific child that they would like to support and develop a deep relationship. Some people choose to remain general donors but specify that their donation is toward education. This money is used to support orphans that do not have sponsors.
We sensitize the guardians about how important education is for children under their care. We encourage them not to look at children as only sources of labour but also as future leaders. In some cases, we help guardians discover other alternatives that can substitute child labour so that the child can have enough time for school.
We work with community leaders in the process of implementing our programs so that they have the capacity to be overseers of our programs in their respective communities, including institutional and church leaders. This ensures sustainability and builds a sense of ownership by all people in the community irrespective of their differences.
We have programs in the schools aiming at encouraging children to stay in school. We realize that children love sports and therefore organize and support short sports tournaments to pull children together and talk to them. We also train teachers in how to create a good learning environment which will encourage children to stay in school.