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EDUCATION OUTSIDE SCHOOL
Education is key to developing a sustainable community, economy and social system. Educating for Sustainability is “learning that links knowledge, inquiry, and action to help students build a healthy future for their communities and the planet .In order to support a sustainable environment, each individual must be responsible for their own actions and understand how these actions affect the environment. If people are not even aware of issues surrounding the environment, they cannot be expected to take the environmental impact of their behaviour seriously.
It’s unfathomable that of Africa's nearly 128 million school-aged children, 17 million will never attend school. Perhaps even more shocking is the fact that another 37 million African children will learn so little while in they are in school that they will not be much better off than those kids who never attend school. As a consequence, the prognosis for Africa’s future economic growth and social development is poor. There are seven countries in which 40 percent or more of children do not meet a minimum standard of learning by grades 4 or 5. In countries such as Ethiopia, Nigeria and Zambia, over half of in-school students are not learning basic skills by the end of primary school. Through the barometer we aggregate the total number of children not learning based on out-of-school children at the end of primary school, children who are likely to drop out by the 5th grade, and those in school but not learning. The results are distressing. Under the current model, half of sub-Saharan Africa’s total primary school population – 61 million children – will reach adolescence without the basic skills needed to lead successful and productive lives.
SWEAGLOB has raised concerns that there is a deeper learning crisis that needs to be addressed. Unless African governments and the international community work together and act now to raise standards and improve learning outcomes, the potential of tens of millions of African youth will be wasted and Africa’s social and economic progress will stagnate. Therefore, the vision and mission of SWEAGLOB is establishment of education for sustainability in Africa schooling education system where school develops its own meaningful, coherent approach to improve curriculum, community partnership and campus.
SWEAGLOB and its partners on Africa in the sector of education has ambition and vision to eradicate illiteracy and to provide students/ pupils with an understanding of the concepts of education for sustainability and be able to apply those concepts to teaching and learning. An additional further vision is to empower students /pupils to incorporate effective advocacy for sustainability and provision of education for sustainability in their communities into their roles as professionals in the future.
PUBLIC LIBRARY IN RURAL AFRICA
EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN AFRICA
EDUCATION IS A KEY TO SOCIAL JUSTICE
WHERE THERE IS ILLITERACY,THERE IS POVERTY
The reality and facts are that most African children grow up without books especially in the rural areas, and the result is that Africa has the highest percentage of illiteracy in the world. Books are sources of inspiration and innovation for both students and teachers, which an ultimate way out from poverty and ignorance.
SWEAGLOB’s vision and plan is to change lives though globalization and access to information and knowledge by starting libraries in the rural Africa. This will make concrete and personal difference for both children and young adults on the continent.
YOUTH LITERACY PROGRAM
This module provides examples of ways that learning outside the classroom can be used to facilitate Education for Sustainable Development. This includes short visits into the school grounds and local community, as well as visits to farms, factories, offices, neighbourhood science centres and natural settings such as a forest, a beach or a national park.
Providing students with high quality learning activities in relevant situations beyond the walls of the classroom is vital for helping students appreciate their first hand experiences from a variety of different perspectives. Experiences outside the classroom also enhances learning by providing students with opportunities to practice skills of enquiry, values analysis and clarification and problem solving in everyday situations.
The lowest literacy rates are observed in sub-Saharan Africa and in South and West Asia (see Figure 1). Adult literacy rates were below 50% in the following 11 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Sierra Leone. In Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia,
SWEAGLOB's ambition and vision to solve the illiteracy problem specially in the African rural ares is to create AfterSchool program for youth . An afterschool reading program that promotes their motivation to read and their literacy skills. It also helps them to develop core social values.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND MODERN EDUCATION
SWEAGLOB is the promoter and instigator of business opportunities on the Africa continent and serves as bridge between western and African business communities.
SWEAGLOB serves also as business incubator on both the Africa continent and Sweden.
SWEAGLOB analyses, executes, controls and performs auditing for sustainable development projects on Africa continent for its partners..