-Words by Kartikey Joshi
As quoted by Nelson Mandela –
“Education is the most powerful weapon,
which you can use to change the world”.
Let us understand the importance of quality education by a small example.
“If you give a man a fish, it will be enough to feed him for a day, but if you teach that man to fish, it will feed him for the lifetime.”
Joseph Joubert has very rightly said, that teaching is just like learning two times.
In teaching others we teach ourselves.
Teachers come in various faces in our life.
Mothers are our first teachers. They build the foundation of our lives.
We learn to speak, to write, the importance of good behavior and what not.
Then life takes over the charge of the teacher.
We learn from the ups and downs, highs and the lows, mistakes and failures only to evolve into a better person. But the most influential people that shape our future are our teachers who guide us throughout our schools and colleges by giving quality education. They are like the boat of hope in the sea of the unknown.
Every one of us, who is educated, understands the power and necessity of knowledge. But not every one of us gets a chance to go to school and learn. Nearly half of the children in India aged 6 – 14 have no access to school due to lack of money and resources.
In this era, when everyone in the world is talking about our development and growth rates,
something really needs to be done regarding the quality education of the country.
Nothing good will come if we are always complaining. It is time has come to look the glass as half full.
Every one of us has a teacher inside us.
We can impart a lot to the deprived section and ensure a bright future for them.
We have to take time out of our busy lives & impart quality education to them.
Did you know that by teaching anything, you could get a whole new perspective on the same subject. And that might even lead to a discovery.
Aristotle has said rightly so that
“Those who educate children are more to be honored
than those who produce them”.
Provide them with your old books and study materials. You can make a visit around your locality to find out the children in need and offer them free tuition everyday or some days in a week. There you can help them learn to read and write. Just making them learn will not work; you need to make them aware of the importance of quality education. Inculcate the habit of “learn yourself, teach two others” in them.
And definitely when you teach, you learn a lot of things.
You get a deeper insight of the concept and see a bigger picture of the world.
So teach, encourage, instruct, mentor, praise, influence, guide and INSPIRE.
In this 21st Century, being Digitally Literate is very important given the tremendous inflation in job opportunities in the digital and tech industry. Not only this is a major factor but being digitally literate displays a potentially intelligent and more modern image of the people on the world map. To know more about digital Literacy read our Blog about Digital Literacy.