Education is one to the major keys to the economic growth and development for every society. It is a necessary tool for the empowerment of the individual in maximizing his creative ability, increase his sense of self-worth, esteem and reliance. Investment in human capital, especially girls and women’s education and health raises productivity, thereby enabling the individual to engage in productive activities, find formal employment, earn higher income and enjoy greater returns.
The Foundation believes that education is critical to a child’s development and well-being. It’s projects and programmes in education will support different initiatives that educate children from pre-school age through adolescence.
The Foundation therefore aims at giving girls and boys equal learning opportunities, to build a better future for themselves, their families and help to alleviate poverty.
The is in consonance with goals 2&3 of the Millennium Development Goals which ensures that children everywhere will be able to complete a full course of primary school, thereby eliminating gender disparity in primary and secondary education by 2015.
Again, it also reflects on the national development agenda GPRS 2 which improves human resource development.