Public education is a valuable investment with immense social benefits.
Research shows that children who have access to quality education throughout primary and secondary school are more likely to have a secure income and adequate standard of living, stable families, and be active and productive members of society. They are also less likely to commit crimes, place high demands on the public health care system and be enrolled in social support programs. Investing in public education is far more cost-effective than paying for the social and economic consequences of underfunded, low-quality public schools.
The Village Hive strengthens public primary schools, public high schools and the public teacher training college through four key activities:
Public After School Care Program
The before and after school care and preschool program brings a wide range of benefits to children, youth, families, and communities. These benefits include:
Leads to improved social skills, including better behaviour, better concentration efforts, and a higher sense of self-worth.
Improves students’ academic performance through better attendance, remedial tutoring, homework help, extra-curricular activities and life skills.
SUPPORTS WORKING FAMILIES
Working families also benefit by ensuring that youth have a safe place to be while parents or guardians are at work.
Improves children’s health by providing nutritious meals, clean water and access to clothes washing and sanitation facilities.
While vulnerable families access the services free of charge, the service is available to all families in the village for a small fee, which generates income to support the schools.