ACCESS believes that “the foundation of every state is the education of its youth”, as Diogenes Laertius stated. As a student-run organization, ACCESS focuses on the importance of education.
Education isn’t just a school, or a degree, or the result of student debt. Education is any way any person seeks out knowledge to better empower and engage their community. With our youth programming, we take this definition and apply it to its very core.
Education is a basic human right that nearly 120 million children are being denied around the world today.
“Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.” – Kofi Annan
The second UN Millennium Development Goals relates directly to education: Ensure that children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling. This is the emphasis on education that ACCESS believes is crucial for a successful global future.