Big Hope 2: Friday – Education Session

We had multiple speakers come in on Friday to give us some fruit for thought, like Phil Jennings the General secretary of the UNI Global union. He quoted Nelson Mandela by saying “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” His talk was followed by a discussion on the topic of education, where I got to listen to seven impressive people talk about their views on this topic.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”

I believe education is the key to peace because it is the greatest tool we have for stopping strife and resolving almost every issue currently plaguing the world. I think to truly understand and respect one another we need the will to take the first step and experience the different cultures that are present all around us. I think overall I am having a great time broadening my views on current issues in the world and experiencing all sorts of different cultures and perspectives, and I am very grateful that I have the opportunity to do this.

 

By Kenneth Munyuza

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