LIVING YOUR DREAMS
Why was the Community started?
The Community addresses the critical issues impacting negatively on career choices and job satisfaction, specifically those of children who want to work with animals:
According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the world faces a huge challenge to effectively educate children on career choices. Most countries also fail at being able to assist high school leavers to transition from high school to tertiary studies, as well as the transition from education into the labour market.
In their July 2018 global survey, the OECD made this shocking statement:
“Based on 2015 PISA data, it shows that most 15-year-olds already have career plans (only around 15% of them have not decided what they want to do). But the data show that today’s teenagers aren’t very imaginative when it comes to their expected working life. Almost one in ten wants to be a medical doctor; one in three cited one of just ten jobs..”
Most of the participating children (80%) that voted in favour of Veterinary Science could not diversify their choice into any of the other animal related careers.
Without proper career choice education, there is a notable absence in understanding career diversity.
Our research found that 99% of children that dream of working with animals, do not come close to fulfilling their dreams. With more than 50 million children (according to online activities) per year showing an interest in working with animals, we have lost many to other careers. But more so, they add to the mounting number of 9 to 5 workers that realize the importance of following the dreams they had as youngsters.
Besides the lack of proper career guidance, there is also a long list of challenges that impact on the ability of children to reach their dream careers. These factors differ according to, among others, gender, ethnicity, demographics and available finance.
The Community creates a safe environment where children can actually find ALL of the relevant information, make the right decisions on specific careers, and follow a practical path in preparing towards achieving it.
To change our world by educating a generation on career choices and effective preparation.
To change the way our next generation interacts with animals by educating our children, students and animal lovers on career opportunities working with animals, while fostering a stronger tie between human, animal and the environment. This is not just about working with animals, it’s about having a heart for them and the international causes that protect them.
- To create a collaborative Platform where millions of children can make informed choices on which career to follow.
- To create a powerful educational bridge between High School and tertiary studies to minimize first year dropouts or failure.
- To enable children to find alternative career choices to mitigate demographic and financial hurdles, reducing the necessity to undertake student debt.
- To educate our children on how to use their career to advance life, not destroy it.
- To foster an unbreakable bond between our children, animals and the environment for future prosperity.
- To create a link between students, experts and animal organizations to gain experience.
- To further the causes of individuals and organizations that protect our planet.
Our Motto and methodology behind the design and purpose of the platform:
Educate – Inspire – Love
Our Design Team
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
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As the Platform develops, experts in IT, design, marketing and course development will be brought on board to establish a more permanent business model.