The Operation Boost Knowledge Centres advocates a vision of raise awareness, create knowledge and inspire people to action in the field of fairtrade, education, healthcare, environmental issue and green innovation projects.
The Operation Boost Knowledge Centres will be established by Operation Boost in 2015 / 2016 as a meeting place for fair trade, environmental information, knowledge with the goal of increasing awareness and local knowledge about the relationship between the environment, sustainable development and local action. Through educational programmes and other activities, and by providing a common forum for the coordination and dissemination of knowledge, the centre aims to:
- Raise awareness of fairtrade and environmental issues within all sections of the Viscolloids community
- Encourage active participation by individuals and organisations in environmental and green innovation projects;
- Promote change towards a more sustainable future.
The focus of the centre is on fairtrade, green innovation, environmental information, education, healthcare and activity. Its goals reflect the goals of Operation Boost. Raise awareness, create knowledge about Fairetrade, green environment & innovation, and inspire people to action.
Low Profile but very professional Knowledge Centres will give member of the local community acces to all kind of projects related to fairtrade and environmental information, education and healthcare.
Holders of knowledge and experience regarding fairtrade, environmental issues, education and healthcare resuch as Western development workers, embassies, community-based organizations and academic researchers, will be invited to participate.
The youth of today are tomorrow’s leaders in fairtrade, environmental issues, education and healthcare. They are one of our focus target groups in the local communities. Their passion is invaluable to the future of environmental issues and fairtrade. We want to ensure their success with the enhancement of knowledge and opportunities made available to them.
Another focusgroup are woman. According to several sources, women constitute half of the world’s population, perform nearly two-thirds of its work hours, produce half of the world’s food, and yet only receive one-tenth of the world’s income. Women own just a tiny fraction of the world’s property, and represent about seventy percent of the world’s poor – meaning nearly two out of every three adults living in poverty are women.
Carrying an uneven burden of the world’s poverty, women often face unequal treatment, discrimination, and harassment in many agricultural communities and garment factories across the globe.
Fair Trade is a way to change their story. The Operation Boost Knowledge Centres will empower women, not only through labor protections required by the Fair Trade standards, but also through opportunities for education, scholarships, leadership roles, and micro-finance programs. The Operation Boost Knowledge Centres gives women a voice in a sector where many are invisible.
Education, caoching and mentoring are vital elements of our programs and participants are encouraged to seek assistance and guidance from Operation Boost or participating partners staff. We are here to be a resource and to connect them all to resources within the field.