Education is a tool not only for imparting knowledge, but for achieving societal and political change.
“Preventing war is the work of politicians, establishing peace is the work of educationists.” Maria Montessori
Education and girls
The subject of girls’ education is now, rightfully, getting the attention it deserves, such as in the JRS campaign Make Room For Her, which highlights the challenges girls face in accessing schooling, especially in poor communities and refugee settlements. In South Sudan, the obstacles that girls meet are even greater, and the need to overcome them more important. Education for girls helps them to escape being married off as children so that their families can receive a dowry payment in cattle.