Non-Formal Education for flood affected children
Funded By: SCAW-Canada & Rotary International
There are numerous children in our society who can’t get formal education because they live in remote areas which also happens to be affected by flood. Their families cannot support the financial burden of formal education as well. Non-formal education is often used interchangeably with terms such as community education, lifelong education and second-chance education. Although non-formal education is often considered a second-best option to formal education, it should be noted that it can provide higher-quality education than that available in formal schools. Concentrating only on current basic literacy programs and also investing in non-formal education will yield better if a more effective system of continuing education is put in place. Organized education system is not enough in structure to serve those who are not ready to learn independently. The current system of post-literacy and continuing education is not sufficient enough in scope to reach the numbers who are currently completing basic education courses. The proposed project is aimed at improving the provision of post-literacy and continuing education to the neo-literates so that they can use literacy skills to increase their incomes, improve their family’s welfare, and participate fully as citizens. Our goal is to educate them in a non-formal manner so that they don’t fall behind in this progressive world. Non-formal education refers to education that occurs outside the formal school system. non-formal education is about ‘acknowledging the importance of education, learning and training which takes place outside recognized educational institutions’. It refers to a wide range of educational initiatives in the community, ranging from home-based learning to government schemes and community initiatives.