Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”
Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education, wrote the following article about how important it is for all countries to invest in education.
“Education is the key to eliminating gender inequality, to reduccing poverty, to creating a sustainable planet, to prevent the needless deaths and illnesses and fostering peace.
And in a knowledgeable economy, education is the new currency by which nations maintain economic competitiveness and global prosperity.
Education is an investment, and one of the most critical investmentsWe can make. This is true not only for the US, but for countries around the world.”