The WCO believes that educating children is the prime way of breaking the cycle of poverty and deprivation in many of the world’s poorest countries. That’s why we make sure to provide schooling to every child that we can, and why we campaign to make sure that children’s rights are met in this area.
Education is the first step in the path to peace. When children are properly educated about the world they live in, they develop the skills to communicate through cooperation and understanding, as opposed to violence. This means they have the ability to change our world into a more peaceful place.
At the WCO we think it is important to teach children about different cultures and lifestyles outside of their own, so that they will be prepared for the wider world when they eventually have to go out and find work.
We work hard to build schools and libraries, and we make every possible effort to provide educational materials and computer literacy programmes for these institutions.
Our work involves a strong support network because we feel that children should be provided with more than just basic education. We believe that every child should be taught with love, compassion, understanding, and patience.
At the WCO we also focus on education for disadvantaged and disabled children. Those with learning, hearing, or seeing disabilities are just as important as other children, and it is part of our mission to help them towards a brighter future.
Providing education is a hard task, and one that can be made even more difficult depending on a country’s governmental policies. At all times, we try to work in harmony with these governments, providing education aid wherever we can.
For every child that isn’t properly educated, another potential success story is lost. If we don’t campaign for education the lights of many lives will continue to go out