Our vision is to build a more just and sustainable society globally by systemically eradicating illiteracy and lack of access to adequate and inclusive education in developing nations.
Enabling access to adequate education for everyone and making each and every individual realize how they can contribute to more educated societies and a sustainable future are our main goals.
Inadvertently, education contributes to a wide range of areas that are important to UESF’s sustainable futures outlook. These include the global fight against diseases and the reduction of poverty. Through our work, we are contributing to and promoting the achievement of the whole Post-2015 UN Development Agenda, specifically Goal 4 – Ensure Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education and Promote Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All.
Example of the Importance of Education: Fight Against Diseases
We believe that awareness-raising via educational programs is one of the main avenues for reducing the spread of preventable diseases.
Educating people in less developed and developing nations on how to adequately protect themselves from preventable diseases such as malaria, cholera and most importantly- HIV/AIDS. Each of which has become the cause of millions of deaths each year worldwide, is likely to reduce the chances of acquisition, spread and death. By educating individuals in such countries about the importance of hygiene, regular health check-ups and sexual protection, which will gradually lead to more widespread citizen awareness, resulting in people taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves and others.
Example of the Importance of Education: Reduce Poverty
More than half of the world’s population currently lives in poverty and education is the key factor that will help reduce this tragic fact.
Armed with the power of knowledge from an adequate education, citizens will better be able to develop, implement and sustain business ventures that will lead to job creation, opportunities and economic expansion. For example, if students are educated in agricultural production and how to effectively utilize land, water reserves and water systems, as well as sanitary procedures to ensure healthy cattle and crops are produced, then there is a good chance that poverty will be reduced and food security greatly enhanced.