Education is a basic human right and a significant factor in the development of children, communities and the whole country at large. Opening classroom doors to all children, especially girls, will help break the intergenerational chains of poverty because education is intrinsically linked to all development goals such as supporting gender empowerment activities, improving child health and maternal health, reducing hunger, fighting the spread of HIV and diseases, spurring economic growth, and building peace.
Families are mobilized through campaigns to send all school age children to school and secure that no child is left out or ill treated at home. Child Aid makes actions to find children who fell out of school (some of them due to child employment) and get them back into school again. School children are assisted with their homework at the HPP centre.
Information on the importance of education has been provided to young persons. Also the deliberate interventions were to improve the livelihoods of youth. These interventions were Youth Employment Program (YEP), enrolment in vocational training, business skills and entrepreneurship training. Some of the youth are also participating in GROW groups that are found in their respective localities. Women are enrolled with Non Formal education.
Quotes from the HPP Child Aid Ghanzi report:
Three mini Career fairs targeting youth in Ghanzi and Charles hill were conducted and about 150 young people attended. These were conducted in collaboration with Ghanzi brigade, which offers courses such as plumbing, plastering, bricklaying and electrical maintenance. About 19 youth, who are the Child Aid members, were enrolled with the Brigade. Furthermore, two young people were assisted to enrol with Limkokwing University in Gaborone and the other with Institute of Health Sciences in Molepolole.