At Everyone Counts, teaching young ones is our passion. Receiving a proper education at a young age is critical to a person’s development. Between the ages of five and fifteen, the human brain is most receptive to learning new things. It is also more able to retain life skills learned at this age, which is why proper development at this stage is so very important. Most of us take for granted our early-years education as the benefits it provides us with often go unnoticed. As adults, we enjoy reading books, we are able to understand signs and we’re able to communicate verbally and through writing without an issue. However, for an increasing number of adults, the same cannot be said.
Illiteracy and deficient numerical skills are increasing among adults. This is having an increasingly adverse effect on our communities, resulting in increased crime. You’d be forgiven for not seeing the correlation between a poor to non-existent education and crime… so let us explain: People who fail to acquire at least a base set of reading, writing, and numeracy skills are 98 percent less likely to gain employment than their better-educated counter parts. Without full-time employment, individuals struggle to earn a legitimate income. This often results in young adults turning to crime and in some areas gangs form and it is clear that its growth is being exacerbated by a lack of opportunity, which is the direct result of a lack of employable skills, which is attributable to a poor education.
This is where we come in. We work with children and young adults to fill the gaps in their knowledge and/or working experience. We are more than just a school, our staff go out to deprived areas; they are on the ground meeting and working with the young people who need us most. Our courses are specifically designed for all levels and we provide a complete end-to-end curriculum. In addition to this, we partner with more than 300 potential employers in 30 different cities. Our graduates are vetted and approved to apply for a job with our partners once they have finished their training.
We’re trying to do more than just educate young people–we’re working to change peoples’ lives for the better. If you think you have the skills to help us achieve this goal and/or you know of someone or some people that could benefit from our services, then get in touch.