Nelson Mandela Quotes On Life, Education, and Leadership

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Nelson Mandela was not just a political leader but believed education was the right tool to change the mindset of people. Throughout his life, he has passed through a lot of tough times. The lessons in life were an experience he always share. In this post, we will look at some of Nelson Mandela quotes on life, education and Leadership.

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Nelson Mandela’s Contribution To Education

This post will not be completed without talking about the contribution of the former president’s contribution when it comes to education. Let us check some below.

  • He founded Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development: The institute was set up to help provide quality education for children in impoverished rural areas where infrastructure does not support it.
  • Mandela founded the Nelson Mandela Foundation and partnered with UNICEF to create Schools for Africa, a campaign to support education initiatives in 13 African countries.

What Is The Importance of Education?

Before we list some of the quotes of Nelson Mandela on Education, let us look at some of the importance of education to an individual.

  1. Education creates employment opportunities: The knowledge and skills acquired from education can provide a form of employment to the learner if he or she applies it in real-life activities.
  2. Higher Income: In our workplaces, those with higher education backgrounds earn more income.
  3. Empowerment: Once people know their value through education, they know for example deserve better than being in the kitchen only.
  4. Solving Problems: Education helps to solve problems in society. For example, doctors are using knowledge in medicine in fighting COVID 19.

Nelson Mandela Quotes On Education, Life and Leadership

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The following are some of the quotes of Nelson Mandela on education. Please read on.

  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
  • It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a good education. Those who do not believe this has small imaginations.
  • A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
  • No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.
  • There are certain precautions you should take to prepare yourself for a fruitful study career. You must brush up your knowledge through systematic reading of literature and newspapers.
  • No country can develop unless its citizens are educated.
  • Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savour their songs.
  • Discussion sharpens one’s interest in any subject and accordingly inspires reading and corrects errors.
  • It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a good education. Those who do not believe this has small imaginations.
  • There are few misfortunes in this world that you cannot turn into a personal triumph if you have the iron will and the necessary skill.
  • Freedom cannot be achieved unless women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression…our endeavours must be about the liberation of the woman, the emancipation of the man, and the liberty of the child.
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