The Smolt Program for 12 to 18 year old children: Ensuring completed secondary education

Secondary education is the crucial link between primary schooling, tertiary education, and the labour market. Its ability to connect the different destinations and to help young people prepare for their careers, are more important than ever before.

There is no question that secondary education has a key role to play in the social, economic, and human capital development of countries around the world. The twin challenges that are being faced are the increase of “access to” and “quality and relevance of” secondary education for all young people.
Secondary education needs to be aligned with the demands of a globalised and technology-driven world. The Human Salmon Foundation joins organisations in their task to transform secondary education institutions and current schooling practices through forming strategic alliances with policymakers and educators in order to be relevant today.

The Smolt
One of the most distinctive physical changes of the salmon is the transformation from a brown colour with stripes to a silvery colour that serves as camouflage in the ocean environment. This is also the stage where the Salmonid grow scales. After a few weeks of growing and adjusting to saltwater, juvenile salmon fish called smolts, swim into the ocean. The ocean provides salmon with abundant food including shrimp and other crustaceans which help to colour their flesh pink. Adult salmon also eat anchovis, herring and other fish. They spend one to five years at sea depending on their species.