“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. Especially for girls and women, it is an agent of family health and nutrition. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right…. Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.”
? Kofi Annan
Today’s quote is probably more informative than inspirational, but isn’t this a wonderful tribute to the power of education, and particularly to teachers, who can change the world just by teaching the basic skills most of us take for granted and shouldn’t? I am always inspired by those whose everyday actions can change our world for the better.