Poor access to transformative education and poor skills reinforce inequality and poverty within the most impoverished nations and developed ones. However, with the right solutions, educational attainment and skills development within disadvantaged communities can eradicate the poverty and inequality that we see in the world today.
The evolution of educational systems fails to respond to current economic and societal demands. The traditional view and belief carried by educational institutions foster the narrative that industrial skills can only be acquired through formal education and verified institutionally before being applied to broader society. This is thus seen as the socially accepted route that individuals must pass through to advance themselves in today's world. The institution of Education today which helps with the “know what” is framed as a gateway to reducing poverty and inequality. This is contradictory as the educational system does not fully address the needs of the impoverished and their reduced capacity to uplift themselves from poverty. It, therefore, provides minimal room for emancipation and opportunity to people from impoverished societies.
We believe sustainable education training that serves intellectual development and societal progression is imperative, particularly to quickly and sustainably eradicate poverty and fostering economic development sustainably and rapidly. This type of education is what we consider as “know-how”. This is a form of education that cannot be learnt purely through textbooks, but by dealing with real issues and practice, it is associated with intuition, experience, creative thinking, skills and practical application. Practical knowledge vs theoretical is an essential component in the innovation process