Illiteracy and lack of educational opportunities remain major barriers to the development of African countries. Despite the progress achieved in increasing the overall literacy rate since 1990, 37 percent of sub-Saharan African adults cannot read or write as of 2011. We believe that promoting literacy and education for children and youth will help to ensure a promising future for development.
Access to education is key to the empowerment of young people. Education is also a key step to sustaining democracies, improving health, increasing per capita income, and conserving environmental resources.
Recognizing the importance of education as a basic need, Scion Trust supports efforts to provide education and vocational training for men, women, and children.
Among other ways:
- Mentorship programs
- Vocational training program capacity building for Teachers
- Building schools