Published by the Editor at 12.28am on Wednesday, 3 August 2011.
By Cookie. Cookie is 10-years old. She goes to school in France. Please read and add your thoughts and comments below.
I am going to write about how education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world and what I think about it.
Education is a powerful weapon but only if you can use it for a good use. For example Mahatma Gandhi: he was very educated. He went to a university in London called University College London (UCL), he studied law. He used his education to save his country. He fought against the British but not with guns or bombs but with his education and that's how he saved his country. Yes education is a powerful weapon that you can use for saving the world or a country or a human being.
1- What is education?
Education is knowing how to read, write and how to speak. Education is also knowing how to be polite. If you are educated then you can work and you can learn even more than you know.
2-Where does education came from?
Education comes from observing things around us and trying to understand them; the people who look after us when we are small like our parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters help us to do this. Education also comes from going to school but we can only go to school if our parents have the means to pay the school or if we live in a country where schools are provided for all. That's why if you are educated then you can work and do many things.
3- Who gives it to us?
The teachers at school give it to us but we can only succeed if we try to work, if we want to learn if we know what that means.
4- Can everybody get education or is it only limited to some?
No, not everybody can get education because there are countries which are very poor so they do not have the means of having enough schools in their country. That means that the families which live in these countries can't have access to education. Other countries like France have the means of building schools and employing teachers, so like this children can be educated. Obviously, even in France there are families which don't have the means to send their children to school but because France is a rich country schools are provided for everyone.
If there are schools then you have a chance to go and get educated.
5- Can everybody possess this weapon which is education?
Yes, all normal born children can possess education because they have all been born into this world with intelligence and so if we look for education, if we ask people around us, read books, observe the world and keep our ears and eyes open to learn, then we will be able to possess this weapon.
I think that education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Always get educated, and use it for a good use. What is very unfortunate is that as the years go by, many are not using education for a good purpose but are using education for fighting in the world with material weapons and destroying our world.