Education & Skills
Over 58 million children all over the world cannot attend school despite their indisputable right to education. In many countries, school tuition is denied to children due to armed conflicts, poverty, humanitarian disasters or simply due to educational systems which practice gender-related, ethnic or medical condition discrimination.
Illiterate or poorly educated young people lacking practical skills are vulnerable to poverty and exploitation because there is no demand for them in the labour market. Therefore they have very limited freedom when making decisions about their own lives. This presents challenges with extreme urgency in view of the fact that there is a record number of young people in the world and limited options for creating new jobs.
People in Need actively attempts to tackle these global challenges. We must realise what an important role education plays in the transformation process of developing countries. Not only does it improve prospects of employment, thereby reducing the risk of poverty, hunger and illness, but it also increases the potential of men and women to fight against discrimination. It motivates them to more actively participate in public life and promotion of their interests in society. We also believe that in areas stricken by armed conflict, attending school brings some order and also happiness into the lives of children.
- Our educational programmes aim to provide quality primary education for all children regardless of origin, religious belief, gender or medical condition.
- We also assist with employment of young people. Through vocational education and training in entrepreneurial and other skills we assist them in establishing a business or finding a job.
- Through our educational programmes we also encourage young people to actively engage in public life around them and assist them towards the creation of a responsible, democratic society.