Here are the current projects we want to help fund and future projects we want to deliver:
(Bhav at Barefoot College as he leads a session on gender equality and environmental education)
Giving illiterate and semi-illiterate individuals the knowledge and tools to improve their local community. To do this, they are provided with focused lessons in solar infrastructure, technology, finance, legal rights, micro-enterprise and environmental education. Every individual trained, becomes a trainer who then goes back to their local village to teach the knowledge they have learnt.
This project also includes learning micro-enterprise skills such as basic computer and internet usage, branding, pricing, packaging, marketing and accounting. This helps individuals obtain a first-hand experience of small business development.
The health team educates rural communities on issues such as food and nutrition, midwifery, medicine and HIV prevention. The objective is to equip villages with health facilities, medical technologies and train members of the community as doctors and dentists.
Day and night schools
An on-campus day school, with nearly 500 children (including 203 girls), where teachers follow the same curriculum as government primary schools.
The night school is aimed at children aged between 6 and 14 who are unable to attend school during the day due to family responsibilities such as farming and household chores.
Gender equality and environmental sustainability studies
Overcoming traditional and socioeconomic thinking, by teaching individuals about gender equality and environmental sustainability.
Educational centre for those aged 6 to 18 years
An education centre aimed at providing basic education to children and youth between the ages of 6 and 18 years.
Life skills and vocational training centres
Training individuals with life skills and training courses such as hairdressing, crafts, computer use and dressmaking which will allow them to obtain paid employment.
E- Learning programmes
Providing access to education for individuals in rural communities using technology platforms such as Raspberry PI Devices and open source materials.
Future Projects for 2019
Life skill workshops from the Storyteller Community
Storyteller Community members will teach skill-based workshops using personal stories and methods on things they have learned whilst travelling the world. This will cover methods to overcome fears, survival using a minimalistic approach, using existing resources effectively, how to build confidence and communicate well with others and achieving positive results working as a team.
Volunteers from within the Storyteller Community can assist with these workshops in person or alternatively, create video content which is shared online via Storyteller for individuals around the world to see.
As part of these workshops, we will also provide a range of educational resources and informative guides from our corporate partners on different practice areas to enable high-quality content to be shared within schools and workshops.
Collaborative fundraising events
We aim to work with our charity partners throughout the year to organise events in the UK and abroad- keep a look out on the Storyteller Community page for further details!
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