The Chrysalis community learning centers project in Africa has been launched within the framework of the capacity building for the Education For All (EFA) program with the financial and moral support of UNESCO.
The objectives of the project are among others:-
The overall idea is to make science and technological education (STE) accessible to both boys, girls, men and women without discrimination on the one hand and to be more attentive to their economic and socio-cultural needs by making them better equipped in basic life skills in order to improve their quality of life.
The rationale of the community learning centers is that at the beginning of the 21st century, in a society dominated by science and technology and its applications, STE must constitute an indispensable part of basic education.
Today, in order to participate effectively in a democratic society, it is essential that each citizen possesses basic scientific and technological notions on subjects such as Internet, health, environmental protection or sustainable development, which are based on scientific concepts. After all, the Framework of Action of the ICSTME conference, Goa, 2001, recognizes that science and technology education not only contributes to open and critical thinking but also strengthens people’s capacity to face the challenges of modern society.
In this context, the primary activities of the Chrysalis project should include;