The Challenge of Children Education
"617 million young adults in the world lack basic arithmetic skills and have a minimum level of literacy."
Education is one of the main pillars to achieve sustainable development in societies. Improving education can help create innovative solutions to major global problems, and significantly improve the quality of life for people throughout the world. However, despite the importance of education, according to United Nations data, there are currently more than 265 million children without access to school, 22% of them are under the age of 10.
Founded in 2016, Oceano Solidario works to provide at-risk children and youth access to quality education.The Foundation began out of a feeling of love and compassion for others and a deep desire to help those who need it, through the investment of our teams time and work. Oceano Solidario was founded by the financial consulting firm Ocean Infrastructures Management (OIM), belonging to the Ocean Capital Partners group, in order to give a sense of purpose to their professional activity and give back to society. As a main part of OIM’s Corporate Social Responsibility, the company offers its team the possibility of contributing their time, efforts, and capacities to work for a better, more equitable world. Based on these principles, Oceano Solidario works so that children and youth in situations of poverty or risk of social exclusion have access to quality education. The choice of this foundational goal arises from the teaching vocation of several of our collaborators, as well as the belief that education is a fundamental and necessary pillar for the development of all children. Education is, therefore, an undoubted opportunity for progress, being the best way to help a group give them tools for their development.
It all started with a trip to Myanmar in 2016 when Ko Ye, a local guide, told us about the problems that the boys from Ngakhommasan, a small village in Twante, a town belonging to the Ragún province, had to continue their training.
The possibility of collaborating in Senegal arises after meeting Yakaar Africa, an association that has been working in the country since 2006 in different areas: health and hygiene, orchards and farms, education and culture and local industries.
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