The chance to learn can change a child’s life. Today many children still don’t have the opportunity to learn especially if they live in poverty or are female. Even when they do have the chance to receive education they study in poor conditions.
Africa has the highest rates of education exclusion in the world. Increasing access to education can improve the overall health and longevity of a society, grow economy and even combat environmental issues.
Educ' Aid Africa aims to support education in Benin by helping schools in needed areas. We want to also provide music education to give children the opportunity to explore, experience and experiment art using the creative process of music.
Music training from preschool through to post-secondary education is common in most nations because involvement with music is considered a fundamental component of human culture and behaviour, but surprisingly is missing in most countries of Africa.
Our objective is to support local families by offering music education and give children a chance to familiarise themselves at a young age with it.
Our purpose is also to preserve and develop the quality cultural environment that offers engaging experiences with the community, which will in turn encourage them to participate in making, presenting, preserving and celebrating their traditions and cultural heritage.
In Benin, the education system finances face a sustained demographic pressure, with a probable increase of 25% of the school-age population between 2010 and 2020.
Despite an unfavorable macroeconomic environment in recent years, the education sector maintains a higher fiscal priority than other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
The public and private sectors have developed together, school coverage has increased at all levels of education,
but for primary education there is still a need to improve access and reduce dropout rates during the cycle.
Child labor remains a problem in Benin with the most working children in the world (where data is available 2008, Wikipedia). The numbers show an astounding 76% for girls and 72.8% for boys.