JO Education is an Italian non-profit organisation based in Sicily that has the objective of tackling discrimination by promoting the integration of disadvantaged people and the empowerment of groups at risk, in particular young people, women and those suffering from long-term unemployment for a better integration in the labour market and in the society.
WHY INTEGRATION OF DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE?
An inclusive society shall ensure the right to education and political participation, so to make citizens feel actively involved in the decision-making process. High levels of engagement create integration and inclusion.
One of the most important objectives for JO Education is motivating people in participating in civic, social, economic and political activities, at local, national and international levels. A society where all members are provided with the opportunity to participate in decision-making processes that affect their lives, is a society that will best foster principles of inclusiveness.
Social inclusion needs to occur on various dimensions and different levels. It is a process through which the dignity of each individual is recognized, needs and concerns of all members are reflected, rights of all people are not only guaranteed in legislation, but also respected, and people are able to participate actively in life activities.
JO Education offers a concrete pathway to marginalized social groups and to under-represented people, through the empowerment of training and tailor-made support to validate competencies and skills. Furthermore, formal and non-formal training programmes have been set up to increase the chance of employability of unemployed people.
Focusing on a specific target group, JO Education tries to fill the gap between the group and the labour market.
Long-lasting integration is ensured by motivating and encouraging people in taking initiatives in social economic field.
JO Education manages training courses focused on Entrepreneurship and on the use of ICT tools, addressed to young people, adult learners, adult educators, long-term unemployed, women and elderlies. JO Education has an expertise in e-learning courses reaching a great audience throughout Europe.
Its commitment to issues such as Education, Entrepreneurship, ICT and Dissemination strategies leads JO Education to be partner of a wide range of cooperation projects based on social inclusion.