On my travels, I love visiting the local village schools, to see the country´s future. More often than not, I find smiling faces of happy pupils, regardless of the political/economical outlook of the country. Here are some photographs from my archives plus quotes of wise (wo)men.
“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”
― Sydney J. Harris
“Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.”
― Mark Twain
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
― Brigham Young
“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
― Albert Einstein
“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
― Alexander the Great
“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
― Albert Einstein
“If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.”
― Frank Zappa
School in Sudan
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
― Nelson Mandela
2 thoughts on “Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone…!”
Wow those are some incredible pictures. We’re teaching in Cambodia soon, I’m a little more inspired now 😀
This is such an incredible post ~ the writing and photography. There is nothing quite like seeing and experiencing a new culture, new town/city/country than through the lives of the children and their surroundings. For me, the best quote you have here: “I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” ― Albert Einstein. It provides both guidance and freedom for the young, great minds.