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Rural Education & Action for Development (READ)

As Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, and as Kyazanga School celebrates 20 years, Joy For Humanity is empowering Lwengo’s most marginalised individuals to assist themselves out of poverty through Rural Education and Action for Development (READ) project.

Through READ, Joy For Humanity is focusing on three thematic areas of Community, Agriculture and Social Enterprise (CASE) to attain a positive and prosperous District and Nation.

In March 2017, Joy For Humanity started working with unique Self-Empowerment Groups (SEG) composed of Alumni, school teachers, school parents and women to foster knowledge and skills to enable group individuals and their families attain sustainable development through Agriculture and Social Enterprises.

Here we share updates on the progress of our READ project, which demonstrates that Education can surely play a part in changing communities as a key to breaking the cycle of generational poverty, elimination of gender inequality, prevention of unnecessary diseases and deaths, fostering a sustainable planet and promoting peace.

Lwengo Smart Citizens

Many people are scared of embracing technology because they see it as a great evil that diminishes Humanity. However, we believe that technology is a critical bridge in developing solutions for achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

Information Technology is the road, which must be brought to the doorsteps of the poor be it rural or urban regions and they should be given equal opportunity to master the skill to use this technology to their advantage.

Information technology must be designed in such a way that a totally unprepared poor person can immediately get the hang of it without feeling threatened and convert acquired knowledge for his wealth creation.

It’s imperative to note that there is no society or nation in the world, which is technologically backwards that has attained widespread well-being, prosperity and economic power.

With a well-equipped ICT team, Joy For Humanity wants to make a difference by empowering her target group with technology and entrepreneurship skills that will promote quality life for themselves, their families, community and the country at large.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have had a significant impact on the lives of people in the more affluent countries – bringing them closer together, making differences less important and amplifying economic activity and growth.

Joy For Humanity launched the first Satellite Internet connection in the district in March 2017 through the district’s Smart Citizens initiative to champion innovation focused learning and development.