What We Do
At Invictus Institute, we believe that empowering disadvantaged people – and providing them with the resources they need to benefit the community around them – is one of the most effective ways to improve the world. By providing these people with access to resources such as internet and education, we can help them discover, grow, and share their individual talents.
Our team arranges consistent mentoring and tutoring of individuals to inspire them and help them reach their potential. Volunteers meet weekly with students via Skype, and assist them with their schoolwork. Their weekly meetings help to reinforce what they are currently learning in school. While reinforcing their class material is the core of their weekly sessions, the outcomes include improved English skills, communication skills, a better understanding of the value of education, and inspiration to work harder.
Why We Do It
There are many deficiencies in education systems around the globe. In Uganda, for example, it is common for students to be in classrooms with 100+ students. Teachers are paid very little so they often take up 2-3 jobs and are unable to help students on a personal level. Teacher turnover is high, so students will often see a few different teachers in a school year.
Universal education policies have helped improve enrollment for primary school, but by secondary school dropout rates significantly spike. As often is the case, girls suffer the most from these deficiencies.
One solution is to digitally reach as many kids as possible and create one-on-one mentorships to help kids reach their potential. As they do so, they will chart a new course for their families and improve their communities. Our goal is to tutor tens of thousands of kids in these international communities.
People can make the world a better place in many other ways than by just giving money. It is important to connect people so they can share talents with each other. In turn, both benefit.
We love the poem, “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley. Our goal is to build up individuals so they believe in themselves and their ability to overcome challenges and truly be the master of their fate, the captain of their soul.