We believe that basic education is fundamental in the fight against poverty. Yet, in many parts of Africa children, particularly girls and children with special needs, are denied this right and face barriers.
Together with our local partners we want to make sure that every child can attend school. From building schools and financing teachers to setting up learning hubs and ensuring transportation to schools, we are supporting children to stay in education and enabling them to build a better future.
Hunger is a barrier to education. Which is why we are nourishing children’s bodies and minds. By partnering with schools and grassroots organizations, we are building capacity to ensure every child has the opportunity to receive a healthy, nutritious meal in school.
Nevertheless, our food security programs are tailored to not only alleviate hunger but to also promote sustainable food systems with the objective of achieving food security, improving nutrition, and promoting community gardening to uplift communities.
Without an education or income, women are extremely vulnerable to poverty, abuse, and gender-based violence. Girls and women in Africa are disproportionately unable to attend school or incapable to achieve their desired employment.We aim to help girls and women to gain voice, choice and financial independence. Together with our local partners we give access to skills and vocational training to ensure healthy lives free of violence, dependence and discrimination.
Early childhood education is an essential component of development. 90 percent of a child’s brain develops before the age of five. Cognitive stimulation during these years is essential to help children form cognitive, language and soft skills.
Africa has one of the lowest rates of early childhood education in the world. Only every fourth child is attending some form of preschool. Together with our local partners we build early childhood centers improving their development, providing a foundation for learning and giving them a greater chance of escaping poverty
Qualification is the key to economic development, sustainable growth and innovation. This is why we finance vocational training for the most vulnerable, particularly women and girls, in order to enhance the right competences with strong practical relevance.
Together with our local partners we aim to prepare them for the labor market and help them develop the skills that their community needs for economic development and crisis management.