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Why Education?

Moving from Education to Learning

Education is the key to breaking the cycle of global poverty; it is the key factor in reducing inequality, fostering gender equality, promoting cross-cultural understanding, and contributing to peace.

Information and communication technologies make it possible for power to shift from the few who, in the past, have controlled the supply of goods, services and goodness to the many in need of those things. Consumers today have greater power than ever before.
Have you noticed the shifting paradigm? In classrooms, where students often know more than their teachers? When informed patients challenge their doctors? Where those who have we have not heard from, now have a voice in the public discourse? Information and communication technologies make it possible for power to shift from the few who, in the past, have controlled the supply of goods, services and goodness to the many in need of those things. While this shift is fraught with challenges and disruption, we see universal and unfettered access to information, knowledge and wisdom as the only path for humanity.  The vast numbers in the world who are living without hope and meaning already are informed and will no longer be passive. We require a solution that will ensure the internet is a public service––where the global challenges of today are addressed through digital connectivity.
While this shift is fraught with challenges and disruption, we see universal and unfettered access to information, knowledge and wisdom as the only path for humanity. The vast numbers in the world who are living without hope and meaning already are informed and will no longer be passive. We require a solution that will ensure the internet is a public service––where the global challenges of today are addressed through digital connectivity.
We believe, and hold as OLE’s vision, that through our innovative Planet Learning system, which creates a sustainable and dynamic synergy between technology and leadership, we can re-shape education in the 21st century and beyond, on a global scale, by shifting the top-down paradigm to a process that is bottom-up and integrates technologically innovative solutions to inspire personalized learning, which is team-supported, community-based and globally connected.
To reframe education and to achieve UN Sustainable Goal #4, which “ensures inclusive and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all”, OLE is focused on learning as a way to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to quality education that engenders a personal sense of power, meaning and connection leading to more productive lives and sustainable communities.
Let’s work together as a movement, to make sure everyone can learn those things that meet their personal and social needs and interests. With progress there is always struggle. Courage is essential to know there is always a sense of possibility.

Why Education?

  • 57 million children in developing countries lack access to quality education;
  • More than half of children that have not enrolled in school live in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • 59.5 million people around the world are displaced; over half are under the age of 18;
  • About half of low and middle country have not yet achieved gender parity in primary education;
  • 50% of out-of-school primary school age children live in conflict-affected areas; and
  • 103 million youth globally lack basic literacy and numeracy skills and more than 60% of them are women.

Source: un.org

Moving From Education to Learning

Moving from education to learning