“They have to fend for themselves”. This sentence is often heard and used to mask indifference.
But in order to stand on your own two feet and find your place in society, you must have had the same opportunities as everyone else.
Equal opportunities begin with access to knowledge and expertise. A lack of education is one of the first causes of exclusion.
In fact, benefiting from education allows us to awaken our conscience, acquire critical thinking, understand our experiences, gain self-confidence, make our own choices and express ourselves with respect for the Other.
It means being able to exercise responsibility with full knowledge of the facts.
Access to education enables the most vulnerable to free themselves from the chains of poverty and become involved in social, cultural, and political life as full citizens.
Our practical experiences
Learning a trade and finding your place in society: an example of liberating education in Brazil
The Emmaus Recife group in Brazil runs a liberating education programme through the Emmaus…
Involvement of companions in the democratic life of Emmaus in the United Kingdom.
In the UK, Emmaus groups offer companions the opportunity to…