S-connect is a school connect program. It was inspired by the project drawdown where top scientists have come together and researched projects to help curb global warming. The study was titled “Project Drawdown”
Our inspiration has come from two (2) of those studies which were ranked 6th (educating Women) & 7th (Family Planning) out of 100 in making an impact on reducing the CO2 emissions in the atmosphere.
Our focus is supporting children education by providing them supplies (such as uniforms, pens, sandals & school bags) and teaching the children practice heartfulness relaxation to allow them connect and center themselves.
Securing women’s right to voluntary, high-quality family planning around the world would have powerful positive impacts on the health, welfare, and life expectancy of both women and their children. It also can affect greenhouse gas emissions.
225 million women in lower-income countries say they want the ability to choose whether and when to become pregnant but lack the necessary access to contraception. The need persists in some high-income countries as well, including the United States where 45 percent of pregnancies are unintended. Currently, the world faces a $5.3 billion funding shortfall for providing the access to reproductive healthcare that women say they want to have.
Carbon footprints are a common topic. Addressing population—how many feet are leaving their tracks-remains controversial despite widespread agreement that greater numbers place more strain on the planet.
Honoring the dignity of women and children through family planning is not about governments forcing the birth rate down (or up, through natalist policies). Nor is it about those in rich countries, where emissions are highest, telling people elsewhere to stop having children. When family planning focuses on healthcare provision and meeting women’s expressed needs, empowerment, equality, and well-being are the result; the benefits to the planet are side effects.