empowermefirst.college

We make higher education accessible - against all odds

258 million children, adolescents and youth are out of school – UNESCO

“For too many children, schooling does not mean learning,” said World Bank Chief Economist, Paul Romer.

We make high class upper secondary education and university entry accessible for millions.

Anywhere! Anytime! Affordable! – All you need is a mobile phone!

What We Do

— We educate

We build a bridge to university entry level – national and international.

We use student-driven teaching methods and project-based materials students can relate to.

— We make accessible

Our college is online. The learning is independent of time and space. Students learn at their own pace, teachers are guides and coaches.

All you need is a mobile phone.

— We fill gaps

Our goal is to help overcome gaps created by inequality.

Our college is accessible to anyone, regardless of gender, social and financial status, belief, background, physical mobility.

— We empower

We empower students to find their calling, be creative and innovative, coach them in developing individual learning strategies, in the use of online learning tools, support them to work globally on their research projects and mentor them with their ideas from innovation to business.

— We build networks

We enable international collaboration, so students can build collaborative networks to last beyond their education with us.

We work alongside of governments, schools and organisations globally.

— We support

Teachers are always happy to help and motivate students to take part in international competitions.

We support students and teachers with training, mentoring (for learning, entrepreneurship and accessibility), technology and  scholarships.

your support makes a difference

258 Million Children, Adolescents and Youth Are Out of School

“Of all regions, sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of education exclusion. Over one-fifth of children between the ages of about 6 and 11 are out of school, followed by one-third of youth between the ages of about 12 and 14. According to UIS data, almost 60% of youth between the ages of about 15 and 17 are not in school.

Without urgent action, the situation will likely get worse as the region faces a rising demand for education due to a still-growing school-age population.” UNESCO

World Bank warns of learning crisis

“This learning crisis is a moral and economic crisis,” World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said. “When delivered well, education promises young people employment, better earnings, good health, and a life without poverty. For communities, education spurs innovation, strengthens institutions, and fosters social cohesion. …, it’s a great injustice: the children whom societies fail the most are the ones who are most in need of a good education to succeed in life.”