Education – and the Bigent UG

Education is essential for everyone regardless of race, color or religion to shape your own life. Many of us in more economically advanced countries such as Germany take education for granted.

However, all of us need to realize how many people there are in the world that will never step a foot into an educational institution. Until today, we have more than 760 million illiterate people worldwide.

72 million children have no access to education

At the World Education Forum in Senegal in 2000, an agreement between industrialized nations and developing countries was made aiming that all children in the world should have access to an elementary school in 2015. Until today, the UNESCO estimates the number of children without access to education to over 72 million!

Additional problems arise such as the growth of clerical and Islamist movements that prevent women from receiving an education.

Many national minorities and indigenous people are not able to receive an education, which mostly results in social exclusion.

We need innovative educational projects

We support and fund educational projects that work against current trends, show civil engagement that can add to educational policies of their countries, true innovations or pose an exemplary model for modern educational policies.

Education in politics is crucial

Our main focus lies within educational projects for marginalized or discriminated groups, particularly in political education. The development in Bulgaria with the tendency to stop programs that provide vocational training for people with disabilities is a great concern. We support educational projects for Roma-Communities, a group of 12 million people, where the number of illiterate people grows every year despite the fact that most of them live in developed countries in Europe.

Education is a broad field

This is about a wide range of educational projects for children and adults as well as continuing opportunities. That includes parental education and projects that can convey the message of education to overcome illiteracy. Many countries have failed to adapt educational policies to the modern scientific and technological progress. We are talking about internship opportunities, education of young mothers, scholarships for highly gifted adolescents, and all kinds of projects that promote the talent of young people and improve their level of education. It is a matter of supporting national and international networks that look towards the future of worldwide education to define educational objectives.