Education a key to a better life

2018-02-01 06:00

One of the fundamental things that can help create jobs and develop our country is helping children to nurture their talents.

It is common knowledge that every child is born with a special talent. If well nourished, those talents will help us to eradicate poverty, curb crime and heal chronic diseases.

Developing a child starts at home with parents supporting their children’s choices. Children must grow up knowing how they could make a living

if they can’t find jobs when they grow up.

Our education system must be transformed into a new system that will equip pupils with the theory of how the real world works.

Many young people who can’t find jobs have no alternatives to create their own jobs.

This is because they were never taught when they were kids how tough life is in the job market.

Sometimes parents don’t need to invest too much money in their children’s education.

They only have to tell them that there are many opportunities waiting to be created by young people.

Today’s adults are struggling to make ends meet.

We can’t afford to continue raising children who will grow up only to be directionless.

For our education system to produce future entrepreneurs who will create more jobs, authorities must not be shy about investing a lot of money in education.

Until we help develop all children, the future of our country will remain bleak.

YOLANDA MHLENTOMBI Khayelitsha

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