Eager to learn
Life in one of the world’s least developed countries is tough: job, food and health insecurity are commonplace and many jobs do not provide an adequate income. The Diapalante Community Education Centre identifies educational issues that hold back adults and children from surviving and thriving in their community, and prioritises the issues that the Centre is best placed to address.
Diapalante is at the heart of the community. Everyone is welcome to come and learn at the Centre and people come as their many other commitments allow. Often members are both learners and volunteers. For example: teenage learners volunteer for training in our Young Leaders programme before leading activities for primary school children while trained adults and older teenagers help in the literacy programme for young people who do not attend school. The Centre also benefits from links with the local education authority and other community organisations.