Providing education to children is crucial for their personal growth, development, and success in life. Here are some of the reasons why education is important for children:
- Personal growth: Education helps children develop their personality, self-esteem, and confidence. It also helps them discover their interests and talents and encourages them to pursue their passions.
- Cognitive development: Education stimulates children’s cognitive development and helps them acquire new knowledge and skills. It also teaches them how to think critically, solve problems, and make informed decisions.
- Social development: Education helps children develop social skills and learn how to interact with others. It also teaches them about cultural diversity, tolerance, and respect for others.
- Career opportunities: Education is a key factor in determining future career opportunities. Children who receive a good education are more likely to have better job prospects and earn higher salaries.
- Economic development: Education is essential for economic development. It helps to reduce poverty, increase productivity, and promote sustainable development.
In summary, providing education to children is not only important for their personal growth and development but also for the overall progress of society.
At the close of 2016 and to mark International Migrant’s Day (18 Dec), IFRC’s Secretary General, Elhadj As Sy, delivered a special message to children, asking them to put aside negative perceptions about people who migrate and instead, welcome them into their communities and treat them with kindness and understanding. Here’s his message:
“International Migrants Day is an important day to think about all the people in the world who have had to leave their homes, including people who left because of wars or disasters, because they no longer had food or water, or because they wanted a better life for their families. Many of them even took dangerous journeys across oceans and deserts to find safety.”
“These people that you have heard so much about are just people. They are mums and dads, brothers and sisters, grandpas and grandmas. They are teachers, farmers and doctors. A lot of migrants are kids, just like you.
Many of them didn’t have a choice about leaving their homes. They were scared that, if they stayed, they would get hurt, or that their families might even be killed.”