our EDUCATION programs
Lifelong Learning is the key.
For that reason, Food Security Education Center has formed four education programs which are designed in order to educate not only children and young people, but adults as well. How they achieve that? By giving them new perception of the problem and of the steps they could be making towards small, positive changes that could lead to a solution. You see, as unities, people may not be able to give the solution, but they can make the difference. When the difference is made by many people, then the change shall come.
So, where do we start from? We start from helping people to understand the environmental and social realities – not only the present ones, but also those of the future. Our goal is to empower the citizens and lead them towards a responsible way of thinking and acting. That, will help them to adapt and respond to future challenges. But what are these challenges? The truth is that we are facing many challenges, but we will focus on this one: Food Security. No, it’s not just about food. It’s about Climate Change as well. It’s about Global Warming, Water Scarcity, Environmental Degradation, Biodiversity Loss and -yes!- Hunger. All these terms are hidden behind these two words and we are willing to put them out in the light. To help people understand how all these connect to each other. And education is the key in order to achieve that. Education in and outside of the classroom. And for this reason, we call forth all of the three main types of education: Formal, Informal and Non-formal.
Formal education usually takes place at school. There, a person may learn basic or academic skills and properly organize information based on facts.
Informal education can take place outside the classroom. At a public or private institution, at home, at a maternity house or in any other public place. It mainly consists of experiences and actually living in the family or community.
Non-formal education should be programmed to serve the needs of the identified group. This will necessitate flexibility not only as far as the place where the programs are presented, but also as far as the way through which they are presented.