Values in Education’s primary goal is that all children, no matter their social standing or upbringing, have access to and receive value-based, positive character education. Providing an integrated framework for this values education will not only enhance their social skills, self-esteem and moral integrity, but also give them a platform for success in life. This inherently creates a positive ecosystem which will impact society at large.
To realize this vision, the organization works with the local community to establish VIE libraries in institutions and schools throughout India, which are dedicated to providing the care and education of underprivileged children.
An integral focus of the program is addressing and advocating for quality educational materials in the classroom, and showcasing effective teaching methods of character-building values.
“In the best case scenario it would be parents and families that take on the role of the first and foremost educators of their children in the development of character. However, more and more teachers and schools have come into focus for the way in which they can take or are given the responsibility for developing formal social skills and for providing moral lessons for their students. Understanding the course that development takes in young adults is essential to understanding the role faculty can play promoting good character.” – James Patrick Burns, “The Impact of Character-based Education” Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues
“It appears that teachers are responding to this call and implementing character education programmes. These teachers have realised that the purpose of school is not simply to prepare young people for a life of tests, but more importantly to prepare them for the tests of life.” – Posted by University of Birmingham, Dec 2014
“The values we impart to our children today, consciously and unconsciously, will have a major impact on society tomorrow. If we continue to leave the teaching of values to chance, we risk losing an integral piece of our culture altogether." – Pam Schiller and Tamera Bryant, The Values Book
“…uniquely human virtues are critical elements for children’s success in their academic endeavors, future career and family life. They are also the surest foundation for building a sustainable, harmonious, society. In this regard it is essential that academic achievement and the development of a praiseworthy character go hand in hand.” – Karyn Robarts, Virtues in Us Foundation