EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROJECTS
Education creates the basis for an independent, better life! About ¼ billion children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years have no access to education worldwide. Countries in Africa have the highest illiteracy rate. In Guinea and Sierra Leone it is over 60% (cf. UNESCO World Education Report 2019).
There are multiple reasons for that:
- Political conflicts.
- Families are too poor to enable their children to attend school.
- the schools are overcrowded or too far away
- children often have to work to ensure the survival of the family – so there is no time to attend school.
The Jörg Wolff Foundation is committed to the building of schools in West Africa in order to allow children the chance for a better life
Help for self-help
In the promotion we encourage the personal initiative:
Wherever parents and assistant teachers in the villages give the children lessons on their own initiative and have set up public schools, we support these initiatives by constructing a school building. The school committee is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school. Each school receives a foundation certificate.
How it was in the past?
Lessons often take place in a simple “palm roof school”. It was often built nearby a church. In the rainy season, lessons can then be held under the church roof.
How is the situation today?
Weatherproof school buildings, ventilated classrooms and stable school desks provide a good learning atmosphere. Systematic teaching takes place, learning is fun!