After watching a video of our head teacher and her team visiting a school in Sierra Leone, I was reminded of how fortunate we are and how much we take for granted here in the UK. I want to raise as much money as possible for Educaid and also to ‘repay my debt of gratitude’.
Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” and I believe that every single human being should have access to education.
As I take on this challenge, I remember part of a message from my mentor, Daisaku Ikeda, President of Soka Gakkai International, (a lay Buddhist organisation) to all of us and particularly the youth members;
This is your age.
The future rests in your hands.
I hope you will make the twenty-first century truly wonderful. Please make it a century in which the life of each individual is cherished and respected to the utmost.
A century without discrimination, without bullying, war or murder.
A century in which no child cries with hunger, in which no mothers or children take their own lives in despair.
A century without environmental destruction.
A century free of academic elitism, greed and materialism.
A century in which human rights are upheld as the most precious treasure.
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