“Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever fresh and radiant possibility.”
Kate Douglas Wiggin
As we celebrate the future of our nation, it is important we look deeply into the needs of the children to proffer solutions that will make their life a better one.
It is EWP’s philosophy that “an educated generation without purpose is a wasted generation.” This statement does not exist in isolation since purpose is seen as the connecting factor that adds meaning to the overall development of a child.
John F. Kennedy said: “A child mis-educated is a child lost.” This has been the narrative in our society. Child labour, child army, child abuse and even the Almajiri system, which has done more harm than good, especially in Northern Nigeria, has become a norm.
Nelson Mandela noted that there can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
We have seen, firsthand, how children desire to be educated when we launched a new library in Yarayeya community, Prestia Hill, Ghana, last year. Their reception, dance and beautiful radiant faces said it all.
“We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
We cannot afford to leave our children’s life’s to chances. The child need to be guided in love and in respect to their true calling in life .
It is our mandate at EWP to collaborate with educational institutions, NGOs, Government and individuals so we raise a purpose driven generation that will speedup great change we aspire for Africa, putting our continent at the fore front of global economy.
Happy Children’s day.