School should not be the only place where children have access to education. The truth is that, only a limited amount of knowledge is gained, merely through formal education. In order to develop & broaden a child’s intellectual & social skills, parents and families need to take the initiative of teaching and educating their children within their homes. Ideally, it takes the whole community to teach a child.
According to the New York Early Childhood Education Institute, education does not only empower children mentally, but also socially and emotionally too. “It improves and strengthens interactions with peers, decreases problem behaviors, encourages more exploratory behavior and helps adjustment to the demands of formal schooling”.
3 easy ways to help educate a child:
- Donate a book
- Help a child learn how to read regularly
- Introduce them to educational games
The great Mr. Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine; that a child of farmworkers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another”. This is a very powerful quote and we need to take cognizance of its truthfulness & relevance in today’s world. Parents should be careful that they do not shape their children’s lives as a reflection of their own. Just because you as a parent did not get the opportunity to go to school while you were still young or you cannot read nor write, doesn’t mean that your child will also walk the same route. So make the right choice today and make a difference in your child’s future.
Let’s make a difference today and invest in the future of our children’s education because they are the future of our nation.