Make an Social Impact
Here at Jobs in Education, we believe in the power of creating transformational learning experiences.
Our President, Rumeet Billan, decided a long time ago that JIE would work towards two bottom lines: profit + social impact, which is a part of JIE that sets it apart from other job boards and education resources. Each year, we contribute to initiatives that enable access to education in developing countries and improve educational experiences here in Canada. To date, we have built three primary schools in Africa and South America, supported uniforms and textbook programs for orphans, created and built a teacher’s college in Kenya, and contributed to a year-long breakfast program in Canada.
While building primary schools has been a great first step to help enable access, we’ve learned that it’s not the only thing that we can do to help make an impact on enabling education worldwide.
In 2010, we led the creation and development of a teacher training college in rural Kenya to improve access to higher learning opportunities, the quality of primary education, and to support the growth of leaders within the community. The doors to our training centre opened on August 10, 2010, and continues to train early childhood educators.
In 2011, we wrote a Social Action eBook for young leaders who want to make a difference. Check out the eBook here.
In 2012, After reading studies that connected the importance of breakfast to learning for children, we decided to support a Canadian organization, Breakfast for Learning, to help our children at home, in Canada.
In 2013, what started off as contributing towards 30 scholarships, quickly turned into supporting over 60+ full-year scholarships on behalf of each of our clients for students in Peru, Ecuador, and Kenya.
This year, we are celebrating our ten year anniversary and can’t wait to tell you the social impact initiative that we are supporting, so make sure you keep an eye on our social media accounts, as well as our conversation at Why Work in Education,to find out what project we’re taking on this year!