While roaming around the internet this morning at 5 (my wake=up time these days), the ultimate Silver Lining was stumbling across Steve McCurry’s images. The true Power of Education is evidenced in this extraordinary photo essay by renowned photographer, Steve McCurry. In these images, McCurry takes us around the globe to offer powerfully striking images of children in their learning environments. As Nelson Mandela said,
The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation. Our previous system emphasized the physical and other differences of South Africans with devastating effects. We are steadily but surely introducing education that enables our children to exploit their similarities and common goals, while appreciating the strength in their diversity.
A question: Who was the most impactful teacher in your life?
Mine was Mr. Soverign who taught social studies at Test Middle School in Richmond, Indiana. He simultaneously scared the bejesus out of me and inspired me to love China, which was a feat for a little girl in the middle of Indiana!
Garze, Sichuan, China
Omo Valley, Ethiopia
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Kegalle, Sri Lanka