what i learnt this week 2017 :: WEEK 11


Politicians in Australia are trying to cut costs and it looks like the next target they are trying to hit is education.

Education is one of the most important investments a family, community or a country can make. EDUCATION IS EVERYTHING. Without adequate funding for educators and students our future is very much in jeopardy.

If you look at Freakonomics – a method of applying economic theory to a variety of subjects and seeing how spending or saving in one generation can have knock on effects for years or decades to come – I hate to think what our current lack of spending on education will do to our future.

Dramatically cutting funding for public education will surely have a negative effect on our economy, politics and society in 20-30 year’s time.

Think about it… if you adequately educate your young people they will grow up to be well informed, curious and capable of questioning leadership. If you don’t properly fund education we will end up with a poorly educated population that will be less capable of standing up for their rights and beliefs… oh hold on… maybe that’s what the politicians want. Hmmmmm!

It’s all good and well to say that the best of the best will rise to the top and get access to scholarships but how can people get to that point. It takes a very good school, a passionate teacher, diligent parents and a well-funded and resourced education system or a combination of these. Removing adequate funding from the education system means that there is less chance of people reaching their potential. If you don’t have the opportunity to study then you won’t know if you’re any good at it.

Education should be for ALL not just the elite… let’s face it the rich or ‘elite’ get enough bonuses… those bonuses should not come at the cost of education for all.

education is a weapon

#educationisaweapon #olympics2016 #KipchogeKeino
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Beautiful words spoken by Kipchoge Keino at the Opening Ceremony at the Rio Olympic Games 2016.

He is a Kenyan Olympic Gold Medalist who after a successful sporting career dedicated his life to helping children through education and sport. He initally opened a children’s home and now cares for almost 100 Kenyan orphans. He later opened the Kip Keino High Performance Training Centre and provides training to the most promising athletes in Kenya.

Kip is the first ever athlete to receive the Olympic Laurel award that will now be awarded every Olympics. The award was created to honour outstanding sportsmen and women for their achievements in social engagements.

I love his words, attitude and the great deeds he has done.

Legend ♥

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