What is the purpose of education?

According to William Deresiewicz, the purpose of education is not to build careers, as we so often think. Instead, education exists to build minds. To teach people to think and dream and create. And when people are educated, they have the tools they need to change the world. 

At Opportunity International, we think that building minds matters. So we invest in schools and students so that children around the world can access high-quality educations. When these students become educated, they have power to shape the futures of their dreams for themselves and their communities. 

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