Makers of Men

“And if education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped for from it in the bettering of man’s Nigeria’s future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual’s total development lags behind? Instead, we must take into account a psychic entity, a social personality, a new world force, innumerable in the totality of its membership, which is at present hidden and ignored.

If help is and salvation are to come. they can only come from the our children, for the children are the makers of men.”

– Maria Montessori

I love this quote by Maria Montessori. Education of children is the key to the change that we need as a country. It is also the foundation to a GoodLife. However, it is not education as we know it today. The education that will bring about positive and lasting change is one that considers every part of the child: intellectual, spiritual, physical and social. It also considers his development and ensures that he is developing properly.

Every adult, man or woman was once a child. By properly educating today’s child, we can ensure a better future because today’s child is creating tomorrow’s adults and leaders.

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