• Contribute to a world without poverty through education

ECA

In our work, we work to coordinate local actors to enable further education in areas that our participants needs and are interested in.

Through this work we can contribute to societies where there is an opportunity for the citizens to develop throughout their lifes. The purpose of an ECA is for young people and adults to have the opportunity to learn more in areas that they themselves want and need, based on their knowledge and experience.

Participants who have completed the education through FOCUS...

… is given the opportunity to learn more according to their needs and interests...

… which then makes it possible for them to pass on knowledge by teaching others

Why do we believe in the concept of ECA?

-Education of young people and adults requires a strategy and measures that can enable adults to participate in education on their own terms. Therefore, the content of an ECA is based on the participants' needs and interests and organizationally based on the conditions that the participants and the society have.

-Education is one of the most important factor that can give people  the tools and the necessary power to get out of poverty.

- We believe that successful learning must be based on people's needs and interests and be linked to the context of the current society.

What is an ECA?

ECA is a network of educational opportunities generated and promoted in a society, with the aim of providing opportunities for learning and development among young people and adults who have no previous experience of education or have not completed basic education.

The implementation of our FOCUS methodology for functional, digital and critical literacy is one of the primary educational opportunities in an ECA. The goal is that all participants, after working in our program, develop the learning that enables them to continue their learning in areas that they need and are interested in.

Organization of an ECA

An ECA generates six processes. From the beginning, we work  to spread and increase awareness of the importance of adult education for the development of the individual and the society. Then we design and prepare, together with local actors and citizens, how the ECA will be implemented in the current society. Once the ECA is up and running, we work to develop and manage the ECA's implementation. Finally, we work to ensure that the ECA is sustainable and run by local actors and organizations in the community in question.

The organization of an ECA aims to achieve collaborative solutions at the local level, with local actors and the participants themselves in order to strengthen the population's learning and development.

During each of the six processes, measures are implemented that must be defined in a way that is consistent with those involved and specify who is responsible for maintaining follow-ups and evaluations.

Our role

Dispurse's role in an ECA involves, among other things, work to make local actors and citizens aware of the power of adult education. We also work to involve and strengthen the capacity of local actors so that they take over the management of their ECA. The various actors that offer the educational opportunities in the society in question then participate in the design and development and formalize the establishment of the ECA. Dispurse also offers an educational opportunity with our FOCUS program where we also certify participants' learning.

FOCUS

FOCUS wants to offer women the opportunity to develop a basic literacy. FOCUS has a content that focuses on usability and meaningfulness and the technology enables more women to have the opportunity to educate themselves as they can study in places and times that suit their life situation.

Reading spaces

Our work includes the creation of meeting places where our participants can read, discuss literature and exchange experiences together. The material offered is based on the participants' needs and interest in the communities we work.

Our pedagogy

We see it as our task to offer our participants an education characterized by a clear resource perspective where all the individual's languages, previous experiences and culture should be the starting point for learning.