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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND COMMUNITY WELLBEING
The NSEF is committed to change this current situation by implementing a comprehensive strategy to transform education, empower women, improve community living and ensure child protection in Bissau Guinean communities.
After the country experienced a civil war in the late 1990s, political instability became regular in Guinea-Bissau. Consequently the country has entered further in the labyrinth of never-ending sociopolitical issues, and according to the UN Human Development Report 2014, the country is in the low development category, positioning the country at 177 out of 187 countries and territories.
In Guinea-Bissau, due to the sharp city-countryside contradictions, the NSEF's work will be mainly focused in the rural areas where socio-economic issues are very significant.
The NSEF while educational not-for-profit organisation, headquartered in the UK, has as its main objective to inspire and empower local poorest people to take action. The NSEF’s work, developed in the UK, is mostly done in Higher Education Institutions and aims to help quell the numerous development problems in Bissau Guinean communities. The NSEF founder has strong believed that education, research, innovation and entrepreneurship support are vital for greater social transformation of the deprived communities in Guinea-Bissau.
Therefore with social partnership with the local government, private and public organisations, NSEF works towards finding innovative solutions that have significant social, economic and environmental impact, particularly in rural areas.
The basic purpose of the organisation is to improve the skills and the living conditions of young people and women within their communities using engineering and technology with special attention to the remote areas. The needs of the population of these areas are high and NSEF offers "philanthropic engineering services" for the needy.
In social terms, the NSEF is supporting on addressing issues such as basic education, youth unemployment, gender inequality, primary health care and quality food production. Therefore NSEF will provide opportunity for a quality education and community support in Guinea-Bissau in order to fulfill the people's potentials. Help equip the youth with the employability skills and knowledge required professionally in order to support the transformation needed within the local communities and the country.
On the domain of economic, many reports show that the weak infrastructure of the country, the nonexistence of relevant business tissue, and the lack business environment strongly affects the entrepreneurship incentives in the country. However, Guinea-Bissau still possesses propitious conditions to promote the deployment of Public-Private Partnerships encouraging structural projects such as those developed by NSEF to support sustainable development in the country. NSEF uses Active Guinea-Bissau Impact Hub pilot projects aiming to reach maximum number of family members to the educational programs and moving them towards employability. There are various targets and outcomes for the Active Guinea-Bissau Impact Hub projects in Guinea-Bissau and abroad.
Regarding the environmental impact, the NSEF aims to positively influence environmental policies in Guinea-Bissau. The Foundation supports by advocating for better policies and practices that promote effective adaptation to climate change and mainly address the issue of land erosion while maintaining important biodiversity in the coastal area of Guinea-Bissau. NSEF aims to develop a collaborative working space that may become the hub for Bissau Guinean organisations engaged in creating sustainable positive impact in the national ecosystem.
Thus, the NSEF demonstrated ability in the creation and development of a multitude of projects to address numerous identified problems in different areas in Guinea-Bissau’s society justifies support, sponsorships and partnerships of public and private entities for their execution, without which the Foundation's own means would prove inadequate.