5 Things Tata Madiba believed about education

The Good Work Foundation is an organization that believes in excellence in education just as the former president and world icon Nelson Mandela did. With Mandela day approaching, we saw it fitting to dedicate the whole week to celebrating Nelson Mandela’s life and his contribution to bettering the education system in South Africa. Here are five of the many wise statements that Madiba once made about learning and education.

1.“The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation

2.“It is through education that a daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that a son of a miner can become the head of the mine, and a child of a farm worker can become the president of a nation.”

3.“Young people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the best education possible so that they can represent us well in future as future leaders.”

“Young people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the best education possible so that they can represent us well in future as future leaders.”

4.“It always seems impossible until it’s done. “ Mandela saw equality of opportunity through education as key to liberation, a principle yet to be realised in South Africa and in many other parts of the world. If people believe in the possibilities that education comes with, lives will change even where it seemed impossible.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

5.“Successful interactions in the global village depend largely on the progress we make in educating our population.”

“Successful interactions in the global village depend largely on the progress we make in educating our population.”

Written, compiled and photographed by Accolade Ubisi.

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