Education and Child Welfare
It is not always the access to Education that is the main problem, but the quality of Education. Many teachers are not qualified to teach – in fact less are qualified now than when the SDGs were created in 2015. Children are amongst the most vulnerable groups in society, with their early years shaping their outlook on life which continue into later years when they are defining their own paths and aspirations for the future. FutureSense Foundation is therefore looking to be an active part in helping support and empower children in disadvantaged communities by providing them with holistic quality education.
What We Do
We work towards providing children with access to quality education in disadvantaged communities through partnering with local schools and organisations to support the delivery of quality education to children and by building the capacity of the local teachers, through Teacher Training.
Rather than focusing on traditional formal education we believe in a more practical education where the information is delivered through fun and engaging workshops and activities with the purpose of providing students with Conversational English skills and transferable Life Skills. We strongly believe that empowering students to be curious, creative and engaged will have a positive impact on their desire and ability to learn as well as their ability to think creatively and become change-makers in their own lives and communities.
The Sustainable Development Goals
By supporting disadvantaged communities, we work towards achieving the SDGs by reducing regional inequalities as well as gender inequalities through the aim of delivering quality education to all. The SDG’s that guide our Education and Child Welfare work are predominantly, Goal 4. Quality Education, Goal 5. Gender Equality and Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities.
Through quality education we contribute towards the health & wellbeing of children who can become increasingly active members of their communities. We also believe that this will ultimately lead to a reduction in hunger and poverty.
Overall our education support now reaches over 8500 children in 6 different countries, and is continuing to grow through the support of donations and volunteers contributing their time.
2018 Highlights from around the world.
through 284 hours of conversational English workshops across 9 schools in some of the most remote areas of Thailand.
provided to support our education initiatives including conversational English and a number of life skills opportunities; drama, sustainability and art.
in our partner school, with an increased focus on our female leaders. We promoted girls into leadership and captain positions in sport to further drive gender equality and the value of girls in leadership