I think that Education is at the heart of development and it’s something that I’m really passionate about. In my view, Education is something that should be available to all human beings on this earth. The right to Education is something I believe everyone should benefit from, and it is an integral part of development; personal, social and economical. We all have so much potential and Education allows that potential to develop. Education can also have a ripple effect on communities if used in the right way. Once one person has access to an Education, it opens so many doors for that one individual, but also for the immediate community in which that individual lives.
Education opens minds, allows people to question, to fight for their rights, and to move ahead and move their communities on. It gives people skills and helps economies and eventually countries to thrive. Education is the way forwards. It’s progressive. It’s development in the purest sense of the word.
I love this picture, because it shows that the future of our world lies in the hands of the next generation, but that they need guidance and Education to fight against injustice, which I think will be a problem that always exists, but one that we can all all alleviate, through working together.
We need good teachers to make this happen: those that encourage, those that instil passion, those that recognise talent, those that see potential, those that see the future in the present generation, and how important it is to empower this generation and fill them with confidence to achieve beyond their wildest dreams. Those that show that possibilities are limitless and that everyone has the potential to be a change maker; on the smallest or grandest level. Education for me, is development, is progress, is empowerment, is all.