My good friend Rob shared this photo on facebook today:
That’s powerful. We need to accept that the collective knowledge of humanity will always be limited by the extent to which we turn a blind eye to poverty.
Maya Angelou said:
“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.”
That is why the hard work of teachers and college tutors in the poor parts of our towns and cities is so vital. If you are a fantastic teacher than please think about working, or staying, in the school where you can influence children and young people who others might not give a chance to. Your care and effort could literally change the world.
And the same goes for health workers, social workers, youth workers, the police etc. etc. Anything you can do to pave the way for a young person to get stuck into their education is making society a better place.
Do you know any kids you can invest some time and love into? Take a chance and go for it and you might end up changing their lives and yours.