It takes a village…
A crucial factor for quality education is co-responsibility of parents and community. More than anything, children need a supportive, stimulating home environment to succeed in – or even attend – school. It really takes a village to give a child a chance to education.
The EDUstars programme focuses on the parents and community. We focus on awareness raising and training of parents to support their children at home. Besides this, we engage local governments and communities in school governance. We ensure community support for changes initiated in schools (like equal rights for boys and girls, combatting child marriage and school dropouts). By engaging parents and the community, we bring the school to the heart of the community.