Are you cutting down jungles or irrigating deserts?
The task of an educator is a difficult one. Students rely upon you to teach them, to help them learn and to give them the skills they need for success. That's what make this CS Lewis quote so profound - it challenges educators to water the potential in each student, as opposed to cutting down their budding ideas and imaginations. It teaches us to cultivate rather than control.
At Opportunity International, we are grateful to work with incredible educators around the world. Our Education Finance Initiative empowers school proprietors to do their jobs well - equipping them with the resources they need to hire great teachers, build high-quality facilities and provide advanced technology and curriculum. Teachers are irrigating the deserts, and we are excited to be a part of it.