The Universal Learning Centre (ULC) is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization whose mission is:
“To improve education in third world countries by providing educational resources and learning opportunities for the people.”
Education has great significance for economic, social and cultural development. The aim of educational policy should therefore be to give every person an opportunity to develop his/her inherent potential. It is that kind of education which will bring an accelerated economic growth, less diseases, more wealth and income, decline in population growth, national/world unity and political stability. In contemporary societies, educational attainment is directly valued and is the main factor leading to advantage along all other key dimensions of individual stratification. Simply to be part of the modern political economy requires that individuals receive large doses of mass schooling. It is therefore desirable to give everyone access to education.
Poverty and illiteracy prevent individuals and communities from excelling socially and economically. Universal Learning Centre aims to address these challenges by improving education in third world countries, making available modern learning centres/libraries. These learning centres will include the latest educational resources and programs that focus on improving literacy rates and key skills and capabilities vital for both individual and collective prosperity.
Libraries play pivotal roles in the economic and civic structure of the communities they serve and act as agents of change. They help to stabilize communities and in return, those communities enable their citizenry to accomplish both individual and collective goals that were previously unattainable.
Universal Learning Centre (ULC) is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization whose goal is to reach out to developing countries by providing them with public centres for learning materials and access to information in an effort to increase the availability and improve the quality of education in those countries.
Our approach involves Six Sigma methodology in an effort to significantly improve social conditions through the effective use of planning and recourse management.
The values of the ULC, its Board of Directors, staff and volunteers are ideals that guide our actions and relationships. Those values govern our professional conduct and are inherent to each of the ULC’s goals.
A project in ULC consists of a long-term endeavor undertaken to improve education in third world countries by creating a unique product and services that will have a life time impact on the community we serve. A project can range anywhere from simple to elaborate. All projects require “a collaborative and partnership approach” with the community.