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In our community, there is a profound discrepancy between the world in which the youngsters live and the subject matters and pedagogical practices the public schools offer. These youngsters on average receive a poor education and, as seen in the recent educational evaluations, they cannot put into practice what they were taught once they are in a work environment. School failure, problematic behaviour in school, and dropping out altogether are common patterns in the life of youngsters marginalized by school and society. Schools, lacking models and guidance based on social and universal values, do not know how to accomplish their role of shaping new generations.
Due to these facts, Hummingbird has these last two years established partnerships with local municipal government schools, where our street migration prevention programme is playing an active role in the school curriculum and the education of these children, guided by new community role models, our youth leaders who themselves have reaped the benefits of Hummingbird’s own methodology.
Today Hummingbird attends 360 children between the ages of 7 and 12 from the local municipal schools during school hours, an innovative action created and implemented by our youth in direct cooperation with school staff. Slowly but surely these young people will change the reality of their underprivileged community by attracting new, concerned and active youth into the social arena to implement the necessary changes within their own communities.
If anyone is interested in supporting CARF's Youth Capacity Building programme by sponsoring a regular grant for one of our potential leaders, then please read the article in my blog, where it is also a simple matter to sign up as a regular supporter of the programme using the PayPal Subscriptions available on the blog.
You can also help with one-off contributions made on our Changemakers Campaign Page