|Education, Child Development and Family Support|
Education is the underlying objective of all AVSI projects, and about 70% of all AVSI’s projects globally are focused on the area of social development and education. These activities include early childhood education and development, primary and secondary education, non-formal education, educational quality interventions, strengthening of civil society organizations, schools and solidarity networks, and special attention to people with disabilities.
Overall, AVSI reaches around 90,000 children per year and their families through its educational projects. We are motivated by the need to provide education for all, but the scope of our activities goes beyond formal education to include the all-around development of children and their families.
Alone, no one grows
AVSI’s perspective on education includes a firm commitment to the role of adults in the lives of children. All of these projects seek to involve children's families, who, although often disrupted or broken, have an evident need for solidarity. In most cases, parents regain an awareness of and confidence in their roles and responsibilities towards the growth and education of their children.
Empowering to sustain
Projects are designed to facilitate the involvement of all stakeholders in the school community, so they may regain or deepen the value of the educative task, and so that ultimately schools can become a positive force for the development of a people. This is the first step towards genuine quality of an educational environment since it enables a school community to take full advantage of the resources it has at its disposal.
AVSI Resources on Education, Child Development and Family Support
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