The most powerful weapon

The various ways in which Israeli education is unique.

October 20, 2017 11:19
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The most powerful weapon

Nelson Mandela. (photo credit: WIKIPEDIA)

Being schooled in a new school system in Israel “KNOWLEDGE IS Light” – that was our school motto in the South African city of Durban when I was a child. The importance of education was made clear to us from as far back as I can remember. It wasn’t taken for granted. A good education was a privilege.

To this day, I shudder when I hear stories of schools, universities or libraries being vandalized. Places of learning are sacrosanct. As former South African president Nelson Mandela said so beautifully: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”


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