Education in the broadest sense of the term
Children’s education is an important priority. If we want to improve the future and reduce poverty, increasing the accessibility and quality of education is a challenge that we should take on. So, we must act together. By acting one does not only mean doing one big thing, it can also mean doing many small things that will contribute to one bigger thing. As Vincent Van Gosh once stated, “Big things are accomplished by a series of small things”.
The KondiKids Foundation will help children by taking the following actions:
- Taking over of all or part of the schooling;
- Support for the purchase of school supplies;
- Sponsorship of children;
- Individual follow-up and mentoring;
- Building libraries to encourage readings;
- Through awards and ceremonies, provide a focus on rewarding academic accomplishment and celebrating achievements in order to shift the attitudes regarding education and to foster excellence;
- Give workshops to parents and children on how to educate children, support them in their studies, and respond to other inquiries.
Action in the physical development of children
Children should not just go to school, or just read and write, they must learn by playing. Education can only be complete if children can develop their social skills and fully benefit from their physical abilities. Today’s children are less physically active compared to before due to advancement of technology, facilities in transportation, etc.
For the children’s physical development, the foundation will carry out the following plans:
- Organizing sports events such as football, handball, gymnastics, walking, etc.;
- Establishing of football teams for children by grouping them by neighbourhoods and according to their biological age;
- Promoting walking to and from school;
- Encouraging practical work such as agriculture, bricklaying, carpentry, etc.;
- Raising awareness to parents and guardians of the importance of also being physically active as they are role models;
- Encouraging and rewarding any child who initiates the organization of any sporting and / or competitive activity in his community.
Action in the social and cultural development of children
The assimilation to one’s culture is integral part to a child’s education. Every child has the right to be educated within his/her culture. If it is an affirmation of principle, everyone has the right to cultural differences and to an identity rooted in its origins. It is also a requirement for efficiency; any education that does not take into consideration child’s roots plunges him into significant contradictions that may hinder his/her academic success. In this way the foundation acts by:
- Setting up a program to promote mother tongues and national languages, knowledge of the history of the community, family roots, etc.;
- Promoting local culture (such as strengthening the culture of caring for others and making a living, etc.), promoting local art, local dances and music, social practices and even local cuisines;
- Promoting the children’s positive social skills with their peers, their family and within society;
- Raising the (grand)parents awareness of the influence they have on the development of the children’s positive social behaviour;
- Promoting and multiplying the number of social encounters or interactions with their peers, between families, and between young and old;
- Raising awareness of mutual social assistance;
- Promoting bilingualism.
Promoting Hygiene, Health and sexual Education
For the promotion of hygiene and health education, KondiKids will make use of workshops, information sessions, amongst other to disseminate relevant messages. The Foundation will act in the following areas:
- Hygiene awareness, and instructions for the certain practices and behaviour such as hand-washing, personal hygiene, food hygiene, and filtering of water;
- The promotion of sanitary water, given the low rate of access to drinking water in rural areas.