Education

“If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for ten years, plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years, educate children.” – Kuan Chung (7th Century BC)

The Challenge

Education raises aspirations, sets values and provides people with the skills that drive economies. Conversely, a lack of education deprives populations of the necessary human capital to achieve sustainable growth and poverty reduction. It is therefore alarming that some 56% of children in developing countries cannot read by the end of primary school – one statistic among many that has led the World Bank to declare a learning crisis that threatens international development efforts.

Overcoming this crisis will require a multifaceted approach involving the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. With our education offering, Season Development stands ready to contribute its part and help improve learning across Africa and beyond.

OUR SERVICES

1. Education supplies

At Season Development, we supply UN agencies, schools, NGOs and private sector companies with the following product categories:

… and much more.

We source these products with great care in line with international regulations and specifications. This, in turn, enables us to eradicate education poverty and promote sustainable, affordable learning across the developing world.

Alternatively, please contact us to request a quotation or enquire about product specifications.

Please note that we can also source a large number of products outside of our regular offering from Season Development’s international network of suppliers.

2. Education distributorships​

Accessing education markets in the developing world can be challenging. From setting up last-mile distribution channels to identifying vendors, it can be difficult to get a foot on the ladder. With warehouse facilities across rural Africa and beyond, Season Development can help your education products gain rapid traction in developing countries.

Contact us today to discuss a potential distributorship agreement – we’ve helped many companies to distribute their products and stand ready to assist you.

3. Project Management and Consulting

From designing curriculums to building schools and raising capital for education projects, our in-house Project Management team stands ready to formulate and execute actionable solutions to today’s most critical education challenges. Moreover, our international network allows us to tap into a wealth of international expertise and we often work in consortia with other companies, experts and organisations.

So whether you’re looking for a consortium partner or an independent project management team, contact us today and let’s find a way forward.

4. Logistics

With over ten years of experience delivering education supplies across rural Africa and beyond, we can help organise your shipments or advise on the most efficient and cost-effective methods available. Contact us to find out more.

Today’s learning crisis in numbers

617m – number of children and adolescents lacking minimum proficiency in reading and mathematics worldwide

750 – the number of illiterate adults worldwide; two thirds of these are women

50% - the approximate proportion of schools in sub-Saharan Africa that lack access to the internet, computers, basic drinking water and handwashing facilities

1 in 5 - proportion of children between 6 and 17 years who are not attending school

9% - the increase in hourly earnings achieved for one extra year of schooling

41% - the contribution of human capital to wealth in poor countries, compared with 70% in high-income OECD countries

Sources: United Nations 2019, World Bank 2019