Investing in education
Real equal opportunities begin at an early age. That’s why we have early childhood education. In addition to that D66 wants what we call ‘a rich school day’. That means plenty of sports and culture in the classroom, so all children can experience their benefits. Homework support and a healthy meal are also part of a rich school day. In this digital age, a laptop or tablet must be available for every child.
There is a great need for well-educated craftsmen (MBO-educated). But MBO-students have trouble finding an internship. The municipality must address this issue together with local businesses. Together with the successful businesses of Brainport we can create more internships for these students, but also for refugees who want to start working in their new country. But Brainport-businesses can also help by investing in our neighborhoods and by sponsorships of our sport and culture clubs.
In Eindhoven we need everybody. Everybody is valuable. Young people that come to rely on benefits often lack a diploma. That’s why D66 wants an Eindhoven Development Fund. All people on benefits should be able to turn to this fund and be helped with investing in their future, by following a training program or getting that education to get that diploma. Seniors who have lost their jobs and are looking for new skills should also be able to make use of this Fund.