What We Stand For

"(1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit. (2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace."

 

– Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Letter from the Executive Director

If you've been following the development of MODEL26 from day 1, you're already aware that we're an organization for young people, by young people. I'm not here to tell you what we do. You can read through our website and find that out for yourself. I'm here to tell you why we do what we do. As cliche as it sounds, we are the future. The problems we will have to fix in the future are being created now. If they're being created now, why wait to fix them? We believe in equality and we believe in human rights. Not only does education fall into the latter of those two, but we know that statistics show that education is one of the key ways we can fight poverty.

 

We believe in equality and we believe in human rights. Not only does education fall into the latter of those two, but we know that statistics show that education, especially the education of girls, is one of the key aspects in reducing poverty and leveling the playing field. We donate our time, energy, emotion ... and sometimes money, to MODEL26 projects because we believe the work we do really can, and will, change the world.

 

If you browse through our website you will find detailed information about our programs and services, goals and mission, and our vision and purpose. If you are a student, I hope this website will answer most, if not all, of your questions about how you can get involved, as well as motivate you to take action. If you have the opportunity to participate in one of our programs, I hope that it opens your eyes and your mind to the possibilities and potential you have to change the world. If you are reading this as a potential donor or partner, I hope what you find inside will inspire you to join us in our fight against poverty and educational inequities by supporting us financially or partnering with us in the future.

 

In Solidarity,

 

Dyci Manns

Executive Director and Founder

 

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