Children’s inherent talents and abilities do not depend on the social status or well-being of their parents. But for many children, their families’ low incomes prevent them from advancing in the society. In areas where this problem is well-spread, consequences range from higher crime rates to national or religious tensions, persistent underdevelopment and societal degradation.
Education is the key element of social advancement. Recently, many countries have realized the fundamental role of education and social advancement in international competitiveness. Programs and initiatives – sometimes grassroots, but more and more often accepted on the national level and legislated – provide opportunities for children from low-income and underprivileged communities to get quality education and advance in different fields of interest to them.
Of equal importance is the role of parents. They need to understand how to detect and identify unique talents of their children, how to be helpful in their development and how they can leverage opportunities that exist for their children to make their lives better.
Generation 2030 is conducting research and assembles data on the state and local level policies effectively providing opportunities for social advancement. We seek best practices and support pilot projects designed to break the vicious circle of inequality, for the benefit of the talented and aspiring children.