To a poor child, education is the doorway to a world teeming with possibility. This is why Victory Foundation Programme supports the efforts of sponsored children in Kenya, giving them an opportunity to learn and dream.
It’s been estimated that for every year a child stays in school, their future earning potential will be increased by 10-20%*. Education plays a central role in breaking the cycle of poverty.
Your support keeps children in school by providing:
- Clothing – shoes and school uniforms
- Supplies – backpacks, calculators, notebooks, pencils and pens
- Library – reference materials, textbooks, study areas and computers
- Study Aids – tutoring, educational workshops and special youth programs
- Infrastructure – school repairs and classroom improvements
When funding allows, Victory Foundation Programme also strives to:
- Renovate or expand schools
- Enroll more children to learning programs.
- Provide teacher training and textbooks
- Build new schools and libraries
The Right to Inclusive, Quality Education
Victory Foundation Programme believes that education should be available and accessible to all girls and boys. Every child must be able to access and complete an inclusive, quality pre-primary, primary and secondary education in order to meet the Global Goal for education by 2030.
Victory Foundation Programme believes that education should be available and accessible to all girls and boys. Every child must be able to access and complete an inclusive, quality pre-primary, primary and secondary education in order to meet not only the Global Goal for education, but all Global Goals by 2030.
To achieve this, the international community, local governments and the private sector must fund quality education, to lift up and support the girls and boys who are least likely to be able to access education.
Quality Education for Girls
Victory Foundation Programme believes that education is the key to unlocking girls’ potential, and one of the most effective interventions for achieving development goals. Every girl has an equal right to complete a quality education, in safe school environments that are free from gender bias. Education must challenge discriminatory social norms and promote gender equality.
Victory Foundation Programme will continue to work to ensure that girls’ education is a priority issue globally and that gender equality is advanced in and through education.
We commit to prioritizing the removal of gendered barriers to girls’ access to and completion of education, such as poor sanitation and menstrual hygiene management facilities, early pregnancy and childcare, and child marriage.
Inclusive Education for All
Victory Foundation Programme believes that mainstream education systems can and should be adapted to meet the needs of all learners, and should offer learning opportunities for every child. Children with disabilities have an equal right to access an inclusive, quality education, and a right to the support and adaptations necessary to facilitate their learning.
Likewise, no child should be denied the right to access and complete an inclusive, quality education due to poverty – and recognizes that poverty exacerbates the likelihood of exclusion for girls or children with disabilities.
Education In Emergencies
Victory Foundation Programme believes that no child should be denied their right to an education due to conflict and disaster. This fundamental right must be protected before, during and after an emergency, including for displaced children, refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons, to ensure educational continuity.
We believe that education in emergencies is crucial to maintaining a sense of normalcy in children’s lives, to provide safe, supportive spaces for children, and for equipping children with the skills and knowledge they need to negotiate their present and future circumstances. Girls’ education during times of crisis is particularly important and can protect them from trafficking, forced marriage and other forms of abuse and exploitation.
Education free from Violence
Victory Foundation Programme asserts that every child has the right to learn in a safe and secure environment, free from the fear or threat of violence. This is an inseparable aspect of a quality education.
We believe it is unacceptable that any child should be a victim of violence of any description either in school, or on the journey to and from school – including sexual violence or harassment, bullying and intimidation, and corporal punishment. We recognize that school-related gender-based violence is a significant factor preventing girls from accessing and completing school and are committed to eliminating such violence through our advocacy and programming work.
What Quality Education is comprised of?
Quality education should provide children and young people with the necessary skills and knowledge, attitudes and behaviors to lead positive and productive lives. Quality education should include not only literacy and numeracy but also wider life skills that empower them to be leaders and change-makers. Comprehensive sexuality education is a key element of quality education and provides girls, in particular, with the skills and knowledge to make decisions about their bodies and futures.
In addition, Victory Foundation Programme recognizes that non-formal education can ensure that out-of-school children are able to access opportunities. In some cases non-formal education programs can bridge children back into the formal education system. For young mothers or girls who have been married early, non-formal education can address their unique needs.
In addition, we believe that early childhood care and pre-primary education are vital components of a quality education that are of critical value for the early socialization of gender equality. A quality education must gender-sensitive at a minimum and aim to be gender transformative by transforming harmful gender stereotypes, norms and biases in schools and in society more broadly.
- Give an opportunity for education to the poorest children in the undeserved regions by assisting them with school fees and or educational facilities that can see them through their academic ambitions.
- Stimulate the poor parents to start income generating activities and become independent in educating their children.
- Instill in the sponsored youths, a sense of responsibility towards their own education to those contributing to solve education problems of the poor in general.
- Influence the schools policies in favor of the poor by highlighting their plight and facilitating negotiations between the two.
- Diffuse the commonly held attitudes that best education is that which gives certificate and leads to an office job by demonstrating and availing “education for a better tomorrow”. i.e. vocational skills.