The BRIDGE Programme is a project of the Korean National Commission for UNESCO (KNCU), which is being implemented in a number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Lesotho, Malawi, and South Africa. The programme seeks to reinforce and implement Education for All (EFA) activities at the grassroots level by utilising and revitalising local resources, with a primary emphasis on basic education, particularly literacy and functional literacy. The overall purpose of the programme is to develop the growth potential and self-reliance of the targeted communities by bridging continents, nations, cultures, organisations, and people.
1. To BRIDGE gaps by promoting basic education development, particularly literacy and functional literacy for children, youth and adults in marginalised areas of sub-Saharan Africa.
2. To BRIDGE knowledge and resources by mobilising local participation and empowering communities.
3. To BRIDGE the world network and foster global citizenship by encouraging community members to actively participate in the eradication of extreme poverty and the realisation of sustainable development.
The BRIDGE Project in Malawi
KNCU is committed to enhancing the quality of education in Malawi. Since 2010, the organization has actively applied the educational ideals of UNESCO to the Malawian situation through the BRIDGE Programme, a community-driven development programme with funding from Samsung Electronics and the Korean Ministry of Education.
The BRIDGE Programme reinforces Education for All (EFA) activities at the grassroots level by utilising and revitalising local resources to focus on primary education, especially literacy. By bridging people, nations and cultures, the BRIDGE Programme is helping the people of Malawi create an educational system that promotes self-reliance and maximises their potential for growth.