Shortly after the Second World War, the United Nations introduced the right to education for all people into its basic human rights catalogue.
However, reality is different. Nowadays there are still around 60 million children in developing countries without access to primary education. As might be expected, the standard of available public schooling is appalling in many of these countries and the majority of people cannot afford any quality education on offer. Children and young people are the weakest part of these societies and predictably they cannot put up resistance to and suffer directly from any cutbacks in education.
The equal education fund (EEF) intends to set an example. They work towards achieving improvements in education in manageable ways within developing countries. Convinced that they enrich the world of these children and young people, they support selected educational projects and institutions. Not only is education the precondition for qualified work, but also allows for the participation in public discourse and contributes towards the making and establishment of a stable democratic society.
Their goal is that:
children become aware of their rights and duties and are able to take care of their lives;
natural growth of the children's personalities is possible;
the children learn to make their own decisions, form their (value) opinions and that they are responsible and capable of understanding the reality around them and if necessary engaging and changing it.
EEF works in close cooperation with the local population in concern. Its main aim is to improve the socio-economic and humanitarian situation of children and young people in a sustainable way.
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