Education

Education

"While education in itself does not solve social problems, without education such problems will never be solved." Richard Saunders. This wise quote brings together the importance of education to INCLUSION. The sustainability of social processes necessarily involve education-training process, and especially for the new generations (children and youth) to whom we should enable, in the best way, to acquire the effective tools to transform the world, to become more inclusive, respectful, fair and responsible to other human beings and the natural environment. The program "Sport, Art, and Environment Training Center," brings together youth aged 6 to 14 years old after school. The program involves playing sports at least 6 hours a week in order to introduce and promote games and art to children and subsequently train them in human values and rights such as respect for others and nature, responsibility, gender equality and solidarity. The program complements the education and training they acquire at both school and home. This process should involve both parents and guardians, who are instrumental in achieving the aforementioned goals. This program has been successful in communities with high levels of conflict both in Colombia and Costa Rica and is perfectly applicable to many communities in the United States.

Another issue of great importance for INCLUSION is to support and promote technological programs and projects. Many children and youth, especially Hispanic and Afro-descendent, face challenges to have access to technological tools, such as internet. We believe that in the United States more work should be done in this issue.

INCLUSION is currently supporting a project in an Afro-descendent community from Costa Rica. This project will allow children and youth to have access to technological tools.