The GATES Education Group is a new World Order in Education based on gifts and talents while also recognizing that mature learners posses knowledge in the form of life and work experience.
The system is hinged on the Millennium Learning Goals and aims at connecting learners with relevant “talent-based” learning opportunities. As such the GATES Group connects international academic and non-academic institutions with learners who would otherwise be “lost in the traditional academic systems” yet capable of influencing change and ushering in a new world.
In order to support this noble objective, the organization works with “like-minded” institutions and individuals across continents.
The African Division of GATES Education was approved in the Year 2010 and now enjoys working with over 15 establishments across the African continent. In so doing many young people have been able to know their true talents, get hooked onto learning opportunities that match their talents and achieve their diplomas, bachelors or masters degrees or doctoral degrees purely based on their talents.
Accordingly, the learners get connected to “international universities that understand education based on talents” on scholarships, even at tender ages and relieve their parents of the burden of fees, while obtaining “hall of fame status” at even age 10 i.e. may graduate with a bachelors degree at age 10.
Mature Students with Mature Talent, who may have dropped off the traditional “memorize or cram notes for the sake of examinations,” and related challenges, have also found an opportunity to advance their careers without having to start at low levels yet they have proven experience backed with real world achievement.
Our Education Philosophy for Africa
The tap of talents or knowledge of talents in Africa remains one of the hot topics in societies with no real action. “Talents and gifts” are easily mixed up to mean sports, music, arts, etc. Sometimes it is carelessly mixed up with academic processes, which usually have little or no connection at all. Education thus remains a routine in Africa where students “cram or memorise” tutors notes, and reproduce them onto foolscaps during examinations. The net result is a collection of papers in the form of certificates, which have no correlation with expectations of work organizations or innate talents and gifts of the candidates.
In developed countries like US, UK, Canada, etc students are assessed for their Gifts and Talents before admission and by extension adults are equally assessed for their experiential knowledge before registration. This assessment is focused on one’s inner talents, which form “long-lasting career focus”, hence the said candidates are able to know their real careers 20-30 years in advance.
HENCE Learning is embedded in a “Talent Prescription” and not the usual academic structures based on a rigid syllabus. Such can be seen in sports men and women who spend 2 hours in class but 6 or more hours on a tennis court, for example, where their talents lie.