Little Star is an International English-speaking school that works with UN Human Rights and promotes self-esteem in children. We try to provide an environment full of ethical values like love, truth and respect.
Our vegetable patch, planetarium and wishing well give the children real examples of universal principles. We celebrate kindness and pro-activity in promoting justice and dignity for everyone.
We guide children to discover their world of emotions so they can acquire the building blocks of strength, confidence and self-awareness which will prepare them for their futures.
At Little Star we seek to give children the tools to become capable, honest and respectful people who are prepared to become citizens of Planet Earth. We strive to give them the foundations to be open-minded, lifelong learners and leaders of tomorrow.
We believe in change. The strength of a single person working to achieve a dream is infinite; imagine many people fulfilling their dreams.
We are committed to educating the generation that will stand up and change the world.
Education in Developing Countries
Both theories on development as well as concrete experience have shown that educating children can literally transform societies. Prolonging a girl’s education by just one year is enough to reduce her chances of later dying in child birth by 50%, while her future earnings increase by 20%. As an educated woman, she will spend more on education and health care for her children and will therefore break the vicious cycle of poverty. The benefits of educating women and girls spread like wildfire: as the number of girls receiving a secondary education increases, infant mortality, fertility and HIV/AIDS cases all proportionately decrease and infant nutrition improves. And the benefits also have an impact on economic growth. An increase on just 1% in the number of women receiving an education is enough to increase a country’s GDP by 0.3%. It may seem like a minor change but for a country such as India, it would mean an increase of 5 billion dollars per year. Let’s invest in educating young women and they will take care of the rest!
Entrepreneurs - the courage to produce added value and dignity of work: a healthy
economy and not finance as an end to itself
At the World Economy Forum, Queen Rania of Jordan said: “when we create one entrepreneur, they create three or four new jobs, sparking a chain reaction. We can all do more to encourage young people to take risks.” Is this how we can fight poverty?” “Poverty derives from many factors and all sustainable solutions are always highly complex. Solving unemployment among youths is only one of the many ways we can fight poverty – but it remains an extremely important struggle.
If we encourage children to take risks and follow their dreams, they could give life to a new generation of entrepreneurs and new growth.
But they cannot do it alone. We must all fight together in order to improve educational environments and business culture. Civil and business society must improve the quality of schools and teach our children the necessary abilities which they will need to succeed in the global market. We must help change graduates’ mentalities: they need to take risks in the private sector rather than trying to find secure employment in the public sector. It is in this way that we can fight not only against poverty but also for human dignity.”
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