Learning Planet work in partnership with remote rural communities to improve their access to education & training, renewable energy, clean water, and technology & communications infrastructure.
Our work is supported by a great many sponsors, who provide invaluable technical, logistic, medical and financial support.
We help communities connect with markets, skills, labour, and investors from outside, to create opportunities, products or profits to launch and sustain their projects.
How we Think
Our theory of change brings together four things that we believe in:
- Schools should be at the heart of every community. They literally contain our future.
- Education is not just a basic need, or right. It’s a life long opportunity to thrive and better understand ourselves and the world around us.
- Innovation and technology can solve the most challenging of problems. But imagination may overcome the impossible.
- Community is our most important asset. But a mindset for positive change needs to be nurtured to flourish.
How We Work
Everything begins with trust. So we sit together with a community and talk, eat, dance or celebrate. Nothing happens until we engage.
We build on that communal trust together – by designing, financing, constructing or renovating communal buildings – schools mostly, but sometimes pump houses, roads or even bridges.
Everything we do together, has to sustain itelf. So we focus on providing the infrastructure needed to support schools, community centers and villagers, from electricity and water, to high-speed internet and communications.
We try not to do anything that doesn’t inspire us to reach for the stars, or simply celebrate the wonder of life. So we focus on cultural exchange, the arts, music and dance, and training amazing teachers who can make learning what it should always be – fascinating and fun.
We work with remote or disadvantaged communities to create inspiring, sustainable learning spaces where both children and adults and develop and learn new skills.
We think rural village schools should be the communal and commercial hubs at the centre of village life; institutions that can self sustain, and be built, managed, and maintained by the communities that enjoy them.