We don’t live in a perfect world and according to Forbes, there are 54 million teachers globally. There is an estimated shortage of 65 million teachers around the world, mainly in parts of Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
One of the main reasons for this global shortage is the lack of professional development and training opportunities for teachers.
This is a big problem and one which effects the daily lives of children all around the world.
We want to be part of the solution and so we have decided to donate 1% of our course fees to worthy education-based charities, either here in Ireland or abroad.
We call this our Pay It Forward Policy.
We don’t have to do it but, as a relatively new organisation, we have the opportunity to build and shape this organisation into the way we want – and that includes making a positive impact where we can!
For our nominated charity of 2018, we supported the work of Loreto Rumbek School based in war-torn South Sudan. The story of Loreto Rumbek and it’s principal Sr. Orla Treacy is hugely inspiring and demonstrates the importance of education and change; even in the most challenging situations.
In South Sudan:
- Only 37% of girls are enrolled in an educational programme.
Only 7% of girls graduate from Primary School.
Only 2% of girls enroll in Secondary School.
At Loreto Rumbek School:
- School’s dropout rates have remained under 5% since 2014.
62% have enrolled in, are attending, or have graduated from 3rd level education.