Education enables upward socioeconomic mobility and is a key to escaping poverty. Over the past decade, major progress was made towards increasing access to education and school enrollment rates at all levels, particularly for girls. Nevertheless, about 260 million children were still out of school in 2018 — nearly one fifth of the global population in that age group. And more than half of all children and adolescents worldwide are not meeting minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics.
In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, a majority of countries announced the temporary closure of schools, impacting more than 91 per cent of students worldwide. By April 2020, close to 1.6 billion children and youth were out of school. And nearly 369 million children who rely on school meals needed to look to other sources for daily nutrition.
Never before have so many children been out of school at the same time, disrupting learning and upending lives, especially the most vulnerable and marginalised. The global pandemic has far-reaching consequences that may jeopardize hard won gains made in improving global education (United Nations, 2021).
RE Learn & Develop’s mission is to change the world by building responsible outstanding citizens (ROCs) through our commitment to a values-based and holistic learning experience.
Our aspiration to change the world is founded upon a core set of shared beliefs:
To understand the RE Learn & Develop values, it is helpful to look across the table above at what personal qualities and skills will evidence that the belief is truly held and the value genuinely embedded.
The three core values may be considered discretely but it is perhaps more helpful to see them as a continuum. In other words, it is possible to also view the table vertically, taking cognizance of the context to which each applies and what the RE Learn & Develop sees as a causational link between them.
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First and foremost, RE Learn & Develop believes in the importance of being honest with oneself- being honestly reflective and self-critical about one’s thoughts, words and actions
A feeling of kinship, of brotherhood, with others that results in a strong sense of sympathy with their condition and evokes a desire to serve somehow in ameliorating it
Pro-actively making a difference in the world by motivating and inspiring others towards achieving a worthy goal
As responsible individuals in society, RE Learn & Develop students:
As learners with an international perspective, RE Learn & Develop students:
To support its students in the realisation of its mission, RE Learn & Develop:
In other words, the humility borne out of genuine self-honesty allows us to empathise with the condition of our fellow man and motivates us to show leadership to help to improve his lot.
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Created: 13 January 2020
Updated: 18 March 2021
Review Date: June 2024