Groundwork Partnership Means Supporting More Local Jobs
Date posted 24-01-2023
Today is World Education Day and education and community are very important parts of our MadiganGill CSR programme.
For this reason and more, we were delighted to get involved with Wates, for the Children’s book project this month, helping set up a library area with demolition, new flooring, and refurbishment of the basement with shelving and storage, at Kings Road, Chelsea.
Being able to participate in these worthwhile projects, not only allows us to celebrate World Education Day it’s, but it’s good fun too, helping local children and getting involved with our colleagues from Wates.
Education benefits people individually and, in turn, society as a whole. To honour the idea that education is a human right, the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed January 24 as the International Day of Education. World Education Day aims the spotlight on the necessity of education and helps to establish advocacy efforts to ensure that education is a human right for all.
Today, 258 million children and youth still do not attend school; 617 million children and adolescents cannot read and do basic math; less than 40% of girls in sub-Saharan Africa complete lower secondary school, and some four million children and youth refugees are out of school.
Education is a human right and that right is being violated all around the world. This does not just apply to third-world countries and here in the UK, the Chief Inspector of Ofsted wants to put forward a series of radical and far-reaching recommendations to make a lasting difference to the prospects of thousands of ‘unseen children from low-income backgrounds who are being let down by the education system.
“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius
onsite and basement view with new flooring