Governments, ministries, universities, everyone - even you and I - can suggest changes to the system - one minute looking for reform, the next minute looking back to the golden days when (some) people were, seemingly, really educated - but we are not looking at reforms or revolutions or going back to times that served only a few. We are looking at transformation. Only the individuals in learning communities can truly transform their schools but it is also true that the members of a national community can transform its education system.
Why don't reforms work? Here we are using the word 'reform' in a literal sense - to take what you have and move the parts around - to reshape it. One reason that many 'reforms' do not have the desired effect is that they do not address the fundamental issues of education: 'What do young people really need from education?' and 'What approach do we need to to help them get there?'
Why don't revolutions work? Here we are defining 'revolution' as something violent, radical, and fast-paced. Change that is too quick and non-inclusive hurts people and causes damage in losing the input of those it leaves behind. Revolutions are also famously unsustainable.
As we see it, transformation is different. It is the gradual, inclusive realignment of approach towards a different goal - the goal of empowering young people to become the best learners for life they can be - young people who know and can develop themselves as learners and can take wise and positive action for themselves and the communities and environments they live in.
We provide a catalyst and the support to do this in your country at a relatively low cost, on your own terms (and in your own language of course), resulting in a process that your people buy into, is aligned to strengthening your culture and empowering your people.
What we offer - working with a small group of dedicated and determined individuals from your country, we set the scene, create the interest, provide the initial steps to success, and support the development of the people who will implement the transformation - from those who lead communities to those who will lead them in the future. - all the way leaving you with a system that changes the approach to education that, in turn, transforms the system.