State College of Humanitarian Education
(Mobile Faculty for Humanitarian Relief Areas)
The State College of Humanitarian Education is an essential humanitarian mission of Ignita Veritas University, for upholding the human rights and dignity of all peoples, despite the failures or interference of some governments. This academy is dedicated to providing access to education for those burdened by humanitarian crises, such as in areas recovering from a natural or industrial disaster, in countries where civilian infrastructure has been devastated by war, or where extreme poverty has resulted from destabilization or sanctions in violation of international law.
The State College of Humanitarian Education is operated primarily in partnership with the World Coalition of Refugee Rights (WCRR), an autonomous official body of Ignita Veritas United (IVU) as an inter-governmental organization (IGO). It provides mobile on-site schools and educational centers for refugees from systematic persecution, militarized terrorism or other forms of warfare.
Refugees, as victims of international crimes against humanity, suffer the loss or separation from family members, the loss or destruction of their homes, and forced separation from their home country and its culture. In addition, refugees are also deprived of access to education, causing them to lose many years of preparation for gainful employment, or preventing them from training for new forms of employment in a foreign country. That further deprives them of the basic human rights to work to earn a living, and to thereby reconnect with or reestablish a family. By providing the necessary humanitarian education, this academy empowers refugees with the hope, knowledge and skills to rebuild their lives, and to restore their individual contributions to civil society.
Preparatory Education for Children – Children’s education concentrates on intellectual development and basic skills preparing for further learning, supporting self-motivation by providing satisfaction in knowledge and in one’s growing academic abilities. The IV University Inter-Governmental Accreditation Commission (IGAC) determines and facilitates issuing the relevant academic diplomas documenting the equivalent primary, secondary or high school education achieved in field conditions.
Vocational Education for Adults – Adult education concentrates on occupational skills training and technical education, developing practical career qualifications preparing for employment in a trade or craft in diverse manufacturing, transportation, product and service industries. Vocational education is supported by essential literacy training, including in English as a foreign language, to facilitate access to employment opportunities in multiple countries and constructive integration into a foreign country of residence. The IV University Inter-Governmental Accreditation Commission (IGAC) determines and facilitates issuing the relevant qualification diplomas documenting the equivalent vocational education achieved in field conditions.
The State College of Humanitarian Education generally applies the Montessori teaching methods, as the most effective way to transform field conditions into positive factors enhancing education. Such methods include mixed-age class groups, choice of activity from available options (to encourage interest in learning overcoming situational distractions), the “discovery” model of learning concepts from working with materials (to overcome language barriers while also facilitating learning English as a foreign language), and freedom of movement within the classroom area (alleviating discomfort from field conditions).