New Horizons for a Transformative Educational model
New Horizons project is a framework approach based on transformative Leadership, i.e. on the facilitation and promotion of the resources present in individuals and communities to face the new challenges of education, with a focus on the most disadvantaged children and youth, and “to be present in more significant ways among the children and young people on the margins of the world”. Running since 2018 in Malawi, this specific initiative aims at increasing equal access to quality education for children and girls from poor and marginalized families and to promote equity, social justice and inclusion. Involving more than 100 teachers and 5,000 students and community members in 5 secondary schools in Malawi, the project is derived from the strategic plan launched by the Conference of African Superiors through the Africa Mission Commission with the aim of applying the Marist vision and pedagogy in order to provide school leadership with new inclusive perspectives.
The project aims at:
- Enhancing equal access to education is assisting Marist and other partners schools in planning initiatives for reducing barriers to disadvantaged children’s education.
- Strengthening capacity to uproot violence and discrimination against children in school and community environments and adopting a child rights approach.
- Increasing capacity of school leaders and teachers to drive school improvement towards quality standards of education and sustainability.
The project will also foresee implementation of income generating projects in 2 selected schools to ensure financial sustainability and capacity of new investments for education.