Humana Day 2016 – Quality Education for Development

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The seventh edition of Humana Day is dedicated to the importance of promoting quality education to achieve progress in the most disadvantaged communities in the southern hemisphere.

Education is a key element in the fight against poverty and the development of communities and people. Thus Sustainable Development Goal number 4 is devoted to education and its main objective is "to ensure and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all."

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed  to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development which is again known as the Agenda 2030. Quality Eduation has been one of the UN SDG 2030 Goal among wich vital targets has been formulated targeting completion of primary and secondary education, quality early childhood education, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.

Therefore, the promotion of training, education and progress of the communities involved are the fundamental objective of the cooperation programs of Humana People to People. Humana People to  People major programming area is education with a bigger portion being primary school teachers training however early childhood education, vocational schools training as well as adult literacy training. The capacity building of the community members mark the turning point in creating sustainability in long-term improvement of social status.

What are we doing about UN SDG Goal 4?

The Humana People to People teacher training program trains teachers, who are capable of and willing to work in the rural setting, under the given conditions and with the ambition of changing these conditions for the better. Already in 1993, ADPP Mozambique started training primary school teachers for the rural school in cooperation with the Government of Mozambique. Since then other members have started similar programs and by now more than 28.000 teachers have been trained.

8 PTG schools as well as 8 Vocational Schools and skills training courses in local communities are giving many young people opportunities for an education that they can use to create a livelihood for themselves and their families.

Many members are also working with primary education for children coming from a background that is threatening their possibilities for both education and a dignified life. 

Adult education is benefiting thousands of people taking part in our community development and literacy projects.

Awareness, the key

The Humana Day is an international annual event in which organizations of Humana People to People in Europe are involved. The main objective of this awareness day is to publicize the work carried out in the different countries where the Federation is present through the various cooperation programs being carried out. The awareness is also built around major global issues affecting development and humanity in general among them Food Security, Climate Change, Education, Gender Equality, environment just to mention but a few.

 In Spain, Humana Day will be marked by delivery of the VII Humana Textile Reuse Awards in Barcelona, Madrid and Sevilla. Through the awards, Humana Spain gratefully acknowledges the support of the citizens, municipalities and companies working in the field of reuse and recycling of used clothing and development cooperation.

Other members are showcasing their work through exhibitions of Humana People to People used clothing recycling work, development work as well as celebrating some partnerships which has gone a long mile towards supporting our work in developing countries.



September 2016