Walk carefully through the place where the child learns...

The school room is not an adult's place of work, it should not be like your factory with it's steel floor and belching steam from cracks in pipes.

Education should start out as a garden of sweet surprise with new experiences waiting for your child's mind to unfurl with stubby fingers and bright eyes...

Lead this child to a junior school in a place where the universe can be encountered in tangible ways, their education should be experiential and not prescribed. A child's learning needs to be free flowing like the White Nile. Meandering wide through the reed beds of South Sudan with bright rumps of antelope running unconstricted by time and place.

"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn"

- Ignacio Estrada.

As in the Pink Floyd anthem; do we want our future adults to be just more bricks in the wall?

The Blue and White Niles join up just north of the Old City of Omdurman on it's western shore. The Nile river now supports sail boats transporting goods between the old city of Omdurman and the new city of Khartoum on the eastern shore.

To get things done, the people on both banks of the river work with the Nile; in return the Nile too supports them in their endeavours. They don't try to mould the great Nile in ways that it is not.

Education too should be experiential and a joy; a harmonious endeavour that works with the heart that is in your hands. Accepting of what is and enriching that child and ourselves in the process...

The Nile comes from places that are rich and green it ends in a place that it makes green with all that it is, all that it carries with it on it's journey.

It should be the same with our children...

 

 

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