Education is the foundation of economic growth, political stability, and healthy societies. Currently, 103 million youth worldwide still lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60% of those are women (female). We envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities and the world.
We seek to transform the lives of children in vulnerable communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit-of-reading among primary school children. We also support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills including leadership trainings to succeed in school and beyond. We also offer vocational education and scholarship to enable them live a productive live.
CEDI specifically work to promote the following
Vocational Education/Entrepreneurship: We harness the capabilities of the rural and urban poor population (including people with disabilities and orphans) by supplementing them with knowledge, skills, and finance so that they can live as a productive citizen in a global society.
Leadership: We recognize that we have leadership challenges as a nation and there is a need to build a new generation of credible, accountable and ethical leaders who will propel the continent towards sustainable economic development. To achieve this, we focus on developing the leadership skills of individuals particularly Youths and women/girls, in governance, economic development, organizational and professional development.
Girls’ Secondary Education: We foster learner-centered secondary education model that equip economically marginalized girls with a core set of 21st century skills and attributes so that they have opportunities to make decisions appropriate for their lives.
Scholarships: We contribute to national and global development through increasing access to higher education in-country. We do this by supporting orphaned, disabled and marginalized students who are committed to initiating change, by providing access to full financial support to complete primary and secondary education as well as pursue an undergraduate degree at a university in-country. The support covers tuition and other necessary fees.