JLOF
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Education

Education is more than reading, writing and arithmetic. The program for education incorporates everything crucial to lifting communities from poverty and removing obstacles to educating children. The program may include providing all required infrastructure and materials necessary for effective learning. Cultural issues such as preventing child marriages and keeping girls in school are also dealt with. Education is important for sustainable development as it has been proven to be the best way to empower people with the tools, knowledge, strength and confidence they need to promote and protect their own rights, growth and self-sufficiency. Education can help families, communities and entire nations break the cycle of poverty.

Challenges in the education sector are related to required infrastructures and materials for effective learning.

Our work aims to strengthen and support the concept of Education for Sustainable Development, an approach to teaching and learning based on the ideals and principles that underlie sustainability – human rights, poverty reduction, sustainable livelihoods, peace, environmental protection, democracy, health, biological and landscape diversity, climate change, gender equality, and protection of indigenous cultures.

Partner schools are encouraged to adopt a more holistic approach to education with the aim of ‘creating a better world for this generation and future generations of all living things on planet Earth’. This allows every child to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future. By equipping young people with these relevant capabilities in addition to their environmental knowledge, they can excel at living lives which not only further humanity, but that care for and respect our planet’s resources too.

 

Activities include:

• Promotion of education.

• Primary schools – supporting required infrastructure and materials as well as the necessary tools and resources for effective learning. With primary education, we are empowering children to not only learn reading, writing and arithmetic, but to learn to protect themselves through basic sanitation principles as simple as washing their hands.

• Secondary schools – providing scholarships.

• Tertiary and university studies – providing revolving student loan. The large number of applications from young people seeking to attend higher education cannot be absorbed by public universities. Private education becomes the only option for thousands of them. The cost of it is not affordable to everyone.

• Adult education – organise non formal education adults who have not had the opportunity to go to school by engaging secondary school students who live in remote rural communities to share their writing and reading skills with parents, grandparents and neighbours.

• Establishment of JLOF Academy – Construction and creation of JLOF Academy to provide qualified vocational training in use of Information Technology (IT), Business studies and training skills, Mechanics/technical studies, Hospitality and Entrepreneurship.