POWER OF KNOWLEDGE
The importance of education as a fundamental right vital to the development of human race is recognised by institutions like the United Nations and UNESCO. Education is stated as the most or one of the most powerful tools in lifting socially excluded children and adults out of poverty and placing them into the mainstream of the society.
SYNE Foundation is committed in making education accessible to everyone in the planet for social good. Quality Education aims to ensure the development of human beings and enables equality of opportunity, universal access with quality standards. UNESCO says when 100% of adults complete secondary education, the divide between the rich and poor people would reduce by more than 50%. Education also plays a key role in narrowing the gender gap and every year of schooling reduces the probability of infant mortality by 5- 10%.
Of the 265 million children currently out of school, 22% are of primary school age and even those attending lack basic skills in reading and math. Education is the foundation for sustainable overall development and has a bearing on raising quality of life, equalising genders as well as reducing poverty. Better education contributes in developing innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems and lead to a more tolerant and peaceful existence.
The lack of trained teachers, poor conditions of schools, fewer opportunities to rural children and gender inequality are some concerns. Investment in educational scholarships, teacher training workshops, school building and improvement of water and electricity access to schools are critical. In the past decade, major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrolment rates in schools. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed for achieving universal education goals.
Social innovation is the process of developing and implementing solutions to address critical societal challenges. Innovation must come from the social communities, educational institutions, public and private sector businesses. Social innovators have made progress by cutting through the complexity of competing programs and boosting collaboration between the social sector and local governments, businesses can bring a unique approach to help reduce complexity and drive accelerated change.
Disruptive innovations have had a major impact on industry structures, from travel to computer retailing to communications, and have often given rise to social change in the process. Research indicates that companies focused on societal impact, those with higher environmental, social, and governance scores actually outperform their peers. Historically, organisations such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have promoted economic advancement by applying resources at a scale and scope unmatchable by developing economies.
At SYNE, we work with partners across the spectrum to provide best practices, facilitate fund raising for achieving the mission goals, partnership with organisations and corporates, and develop innovative approaches to deliver social innovations to those who need it most. We help translate your ideas and intentions into a program that charts a clear path to your desired social impact. We help you practice a collaborative, iterative process that helps you assess your current approach and build consensus from key stakeholders around a shared vision for the future.