These words taken from Malala Yousafzai's speech on July 12, 2013 at the United Nations echo our own view at the Bolton Group that culture and education have the power to transform. In line with our values, we feel responsible for committing ourselves to undertake concrete actions to improve the lives of future generations. "We Care for Child Education" is Bolton Group's project for granting and protecting the right to education for children and teenagers around the world. In partnership with Save the Children for the next three years, we will be active in Italy, Ethiopia and the Solomon Islands.
We are convinced that education provides the means to create a better future, protecting children from making dangerous choices.
This project is designed for primary and lower secondary schools on the outskirts of Bari followed by the city of Milan. In the first year activities will reach about 500 children, 120 teachers and 500 parents. We will provide motivational activities at school, afternoon extra-curricular activities and educational camps for the children, training to promote children's education for teachers and meetings with families to make them aware of the importance of going to school.
Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world where many children still remain without access to education.
During the first year, the project will reach about 1,300 children and 110 teachers and school staff in the region of the Tigray plateau, which is particularly affected by chronic food uncertainty and obstacles to education.
The project foresees the construction and equipping of a nursery school and two primary school buildings, the supplying of 35 schools with furniture and educational equipment, activities for the integration of girls which are the most discriminated group, and the training of over 100 adults to promote children's education.
The Solomon Islands are amongst the least developed countries in the world. Its level of schooling is highly deficient, mainly due to a lack of infrastructure, adequate resources and qualified teachers.
During the first year of activity, we aim to build and equip 2 new nursery schools and supply 5 existing nursery schools with school supplies, furniture, books and toys, thus provide access to quality education previously unavailable, to about 200 children of pre-school age.