Caring Volunteers Network education strategy for the next ten (10) years
It is important to state that, people are the real wealth of any nation and it is a fact that education enables them to live healthier, happier and more productive lives. It is widely agreed backed by research findings that education enhances people’s ability to make informed decisions, sustain a livelihood, adopt new technologies, be better parents, cope with shocks, be responsible citizens and effective towards the natural environment. The benefits of education go beyond the individual and the family, to economic prosperity, less poverty and deprivation. Countries with low levels of education remain in a trap of technological stagnation, low growth and low demand for education.
The first key strategy for Caring Volunteers Network in its operational areas will be to push, advocate and engage stakeholders in education to ensure the World Bank Mission for 2000 and updated in 2005 are attained.
- That everyone completed a basic education of adequate quality end.
- That they acquire foundation skills-literacy, numeracy, reasoning and social skills as team work.
- That each person has further opportunities to learn advanced skills, through life, in a range of post-basic education settings.
The second strategy of Caring Volunteers Network will be to ensure that citizens benefit from holistic development or “general education”, this is also to enable the government integrated education into national economic strategies and thereby develop the holistic education system that is responsible to the socio-economic needs of Ghanaians.
The third strategy will be to advocate a shift in focus on learning which may be partly attained by more investments inputs such as more trained teachers, university professors, a better curriculum, and more learning materials but which also needs institutional changes in the education system to emphasize on the importance of getting governance arrangements, financing, incentives and accountability mechanisms and management to aligned with education goals.