RE Royalties Donates To Glasswaters Africa Selemela Learning Network
Updated: Jun 24, 2020
RE Royalties is pleased to share that we have donated $25,000 to Glasswaters Africa to support the Selemela Learning Network. The learning network is a collaboration between Glasswaters Africa & Selemela, a Lesotho-based social enterprise that delivers custom-built educational solutions to Lesotho’s education sector.
The Selemela team has directly experienced the shortcomings of mainstream education in Lesotho. Now, they are working to facilitate local research and education to provide meaningful change to children between 5 - 17 years old. They do this by listening to what the people in the community really need, and then putting an education plan in place to help create systematic change.
Specifically, they are working to build community-based learning networks to promote the efficient flow of information and resources within the education sector and provide opportunities for meaningful participation by the wider community.
Over the span of 5 years, the project is creating networks that will comprise clusters of schools, learning centers, civil society organizations, and an accessible online community of local and international contributors.
RE Royalties had the opportunity to discuss the education initiative in detail with Nelson Mensah-Aborampah, Selemela’s Co-Director. Nelson completed his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.
In our conversation with Nelson, we learned how they are using local resources to facilitate learning through mentorship, media literacy, project-based learning, skills development, and peer-learning.
They are working closely with stakeholders in education such as the National Curriculum Development Centre to develop educational tools that can complement the efforts made by its Grade 8 Arts & Entrepreneurship curriculum specialists. They are co-developing a media literacy platform, where they create a new digital series each week and then make it accessible in a content repository for learners.
Nelson explained that “we are focusing on collaborations as there are so many things we would like to do, and we realize we can’t do them all. What we can do is find people in the education sector to take on small roles and the outcome is then one that is shared by the collective.
Long-term we want to create a system of reliable educational data that’s been informed by the learners themselves.
For example, we want high-school learners to go to UNICEF and clearly articulate what they want to learn. We would like to facilitate these processes."
Giving back, in the form of volunteering, donating to charitable causes, or attending community-led charitable events, is an integral part of the culture at RE Royalties. We believe in using our strong business model to support organizations with a cause that resonates with us.
Visit the Glasswaters Africa website to learn more about how you or your corporation can donate to the many causes rooted in improving the quality of education available to youth in Lesotho and Southern Africa.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)
Goal 4: Quality Education
RE Royalties is dedicating ourselves to a human-centric, rights-based approach to help bring improvements to the quality of life for others.