THE EDUCATION PROGRAMME
Shambhala offers an alternative to the streets; it provides a safe environment of support, belonging and inspiration. The Education Programme is based on the needs of each individual youth and their educational objectives. We currently work closely with the local adult college where the youths who have not received their ESO qualifications have enrolled. We provide additional support and tutoring of the syllabus. In much the same way as a youth coming from perhaps a more financially stable environment would receive, hence achieving our objective of bridging the opportunity divide.
Those that can, are also given the opportunity to learn English and German. At a later date our vision is to be able to offer other languages and skills such as IT which will enhance their employment seeking opportunities. We also incorporate social and philosophical education. It is a programme designed to teach not only basic education, but also life lessons and knowledge of the world in general.
It is important that all youths are assessed individually and a plan developed specifically to increase their employment opportunities in a field that is most suitable to them. Those that achieve their ESO we help guide into further education aimed at setting them firmly on a career path. When they have secured a contract of employment, our job is done and we are then free to assist the many others who await the Shambhala opportunity.
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go, they merely determine where you start”