Education is not Preparation for Life; Education is Life Itself
> Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself
> John Dewey
Education is the power of nations. Throughout history, education has been the key essence of communities to fight poverty, ignorance, income inequality and illiteracy. For individuals, education empowers people to have a voice, and more importantly to have a mental agility to be better at decision making capabilities. Education secures a high position in a professional environment, financial security, family stability and much more.
Surprisingly, many people still question the need to invest in their children's education. However, education is valuable in the sense that it gives the individuals much better life opportunities to advance in the labor market, and to maintain prosperity and equity. In addition, education is the vehicle for developing civic skills and allows for meaningful participation in the civil society. It enlightens people to have effective contributions and informed citizenship. When people invest in their education, they become better versions for themselves; they become more talented, useful, and more recognized. When education is successful, it enables individuals not merely to exercise their agency in participating in economic, civic, and humanistic activity but also to shape or re-shape economic, civic, and humanistic life.
Digital education has helped connect the world borders. Education has given students from across borders opportunities to connect and communicate and work towards building a better future and a better world. In addition, Social skills learning improves students’ communication with peers and adults, improves cooperative teamwork, and helps them become effective, caring, concerned members of their communities. At the same time it teaches them how to set and achieve individual goals and persistence, skills that are important for their successful development into adulthood, work and life.