Student Empower Literacy Freedom, commonly referred to as SELF, is a non-profit, service organization founded by Kay-Marie Fletcher. It is established and driven to motivate, teach and promote the importance of literacy for all in the region. It is designed to diversify literacy and educational opportunities for the youth of this generation and future generations. Our target groups are Primary and Secondary School students (ages 5 – 18) as well as children in orphanages (who do not attend school.)
This organization understands how important literacy is in today’s world. Unfortunately, illiteracy is a world-wide social problem. Literacy to all is a human right, a tool for personal empowerment and a means for social and human development. All educational opportunities depend on literacy. Today, one in every five adults are illiterate, two-thirds of which are women, while 72.1 million children are out of school and many more attend school irregularly and eventually drop-out.
It is owing to these statistical facts that S.E.L.F provides tutoring to primary school students. The management and staff at S.E.L.F believe that by getting children to appreciate reading, we can make a revolutionary discovery in their lives. We train, mentor and develop a child’s mind. They learn to read, write and communicate the English language well. This in turns promote participation and achievement in the wider world. Our programmes are voluntary and are eloquently executed through the growing support, enthusiasm and hard work of our team.
Student Empower Literacy Freedom takes into consideration all relevant content and materials necessary to carry on this programme. The programme itself must and will respond to the changing literacy needs of children and assimilate to the learner’s environment, circumstances and prior learning with respect to gender and their background. We also take appropriate tutorial steps to help others. All members of this organization understand that not every child learn in the same way and thus by using different innovative perspectives through literary instruction, we will help each child achieve their goals.
We go beyond just basic literacy. We acknowledge that literacy is directly correlated to development and improving the quality of one’s life. Thus, classes are not limited to simply reading books. We foster local writers and students with impeccable speech. The company is motivated to teach children not only what literacy can do for them but also what they can do with literacy. Literacy is an issue that concerns everyone and we are committed to raise literacy levels and standards.
According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), literacy is the “ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute, and use printed and written materials associated with varying contexts.”
We are obligated to help solve the problem of illiteracy by sharing new ideas to students and ensuring that students interact with positive peers who can share their knowledge and experience. Our main objective is “goal-setting”.
Our service organization help students achieve an immeasurable amount of information about literacy in the world today. We also aim to include entertaining, informative, relevant, thought-provoking and student-friendly activities to help children achieve literacy freedom.
We also provide books to the less fortunate and host read-a-thons and book-drives nationwide.
This company recognizes that literacy is essential for eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, curbing population growth, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy. The facts are: literate parents are more likely to send their children to school. Literate people are better able to access continuing educational opportunities and literate societies are better geared to meet pressing development challenges.
Our next step include building a student library, driven by youths to help other youths.This dream, however, can not be accomplished easily. It is only with the esteemed help of others that the small executive board of S.E.L.F can expand and achieve all of its business plans.
This organization is limit-less by guarantee, and its main objective is to help others achieve literacy freedom. Join now!