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Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

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"Education enables upward socioeconomic mobility and is a key to escaping poverty. Over the past decade, major progress was made towards increasing access to education and school enrollment rates at all levels, particularly for girls. Nevertheless, about 260 million children were still out of school in 2018 — nearly one fifth of the global population in that age group. And more than half of all children and adolescents worldwide are not meeting minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics.

In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, a majority of countries announced the temporary closure of schools, impacting more than 91 per cent of students worldwide.

By April 2020, close to 1.6 billion children and youth were out of school. And nearly 369 million children who rely on school meals needed to look to other sources for daily nutrition.

Never before have so many children been out of school at the same time, disrupting learning and upending lives, especially the most vulnerable and marginalised. The global pandemic has far-reaching consequences that may jeopardize hard won gains made in improving global education." -UN Sustainable Development Goals - Education

How the community of Klemtu is supporting this initiatvie

Supporting Emerging Aboriginal Stewards - SEAS Program

SEAS Community Initiative is helping First Nations students in the Great Bear Rainforest take an active role in learning about the lands and waters of their traditional territory.

The mission of SEAS is to empower youth of First Nations communities to be stewards of their territories and natural resources by building educational capacity, creating opportunities for hands-on experience and supporting youth in achieving their educational and career goals.

In Klemtu our program is centered on the development and preservation of culture, education regarding sustainable non-extractive industry and the conservation of resource and wildlife habitat within the Kitasoo/Xai’xais territory. Since the program’s inception in Klemtu in 2012 we have had remarkable results in the number of our students pursuing higher education, and following career paths into fields that will benefit the community for many years to come.

Emerging Stewards

Klemtu SEAS Program

SUA Youth Cultural Program

Sua means thunder in Xai'xais. We strive to provide the people of Klemtu with opportunities to connect with their roots and maintain the important practices of the Kitasoo/Xai'xais culture. Together alongside Spirit Bear Lodge, our sponsors, and the beautiful Kitasoo/Xai'xais Nation, we can be as powerful as thunder.

The Súa Cultural Program provides opportunities for cultural learning and revitalisation for the community of Klemtu. Súa focuses on sharing cultural knowledge through songs, dance, art, storytelling, food/medicine harvesting, and community trips within KX traditional territory. SBL funds Súa with help from Make Way and FPPC.