About us > MISSION STATEMENT
“Earth Child Institute’s mission is to engage with and empower children and young people today who comprise close to half the global population toward a sustainable tomorrow.
We work with many stakeholders, most importantly children and youth, to build a more resilient, and environmentally sustainable world through facilitation of local ideas and solutions that are socially responsible as well as economically sustainable. We are committed to offering a global solution which delivers an ‘environmental, ecological, educational, economical balance’ that is shared between all people and the planet that we depend on—for today and tomorrow.”
ECI believes that children and young people who are empowered with the knowledge of the interconnectedness of all living things as well as their own ability to think and act in harmony, will grow up leading lives that benefit themselves and the environment. It’s a win-win situation for human beings and the planet Earth. Children and young people are often regarded as the leaders of tomorrow, but they are the leaders of today. If given a voice and the opportunity to take action the impacts can be profound.
Earth Child Institute is dedicated to:
- facilitating intergenerational dialogue and debate between children and policymakers on substantive issues related to climate change adaptation and mitigation, water and sanitation, REDD+, clean energy, education for sustainable development and environmental health;
- ensuring that the rights and capacities of children and young people are addressed in emerging environmental governance and educational policies;
- empowering children and young people for pro-environmental action based on their ability to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others in their communities and beyond by thinking globally and acting locally;
- building awareness and capacity of policymakers, teachers, parents, and youth facilitators who influence the lives of children to implement child-friendly quality education as a key strategy toward sustainable development;
- negotiating for new policy commitments internationally and in national contexts to ensure that the promises of decision makers are a core element of long term funding commitments toward implementation of agreed-upon goals and principles.
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