Stephen R. Covey in his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, mentions that “Knowledge is theoretical paradigm, the what to do and the why. Skills is the how to do. And desire is the motivation, the want to do.”
While some might say that formal education is of no further use beyond testing students’ ability to memorise facts to pass examinations and assessments, I see it to be way more than that. It is about personal development, a platform for you to develop critical thinking, social skills and responsibility, apart from attaining academic knowledge and skills.
The government in the Government Education Policy has made several initiatives to ensure every student receives and is equipped with proper education such as making primary education compulsory and as well as providing public school and universities which are funded by the government. The education opportunity is ideally highly available for every child and youth in this country.
However, realistically not everyone is fully benefiting from the opportunities that such policies offer, especially students from underprivileged backgrounds. The major reasons include lack of interest in education, financial problems, family issues and geographical factors among many other.
For some students, it is not that they refuse to learn and study. They just don’t know how to access such opportunity and do not envision the possibility of attaining it due to the above stated reasons. This is the case where external support is needed.
At The Kalsom Movement, we are here to help students to supplement them the few missing components; education awareness and motivation. The students are exposed to many information regarding future options as well as success stories to aid them in creating goals and dreams to drive them in current studies and to orient them for future endeavours.
They are given the chance to explore and discover themselves in order to choose a reliable future career because we know finding the right future pathway and making an informed career decision require relevant and reliable information. They are taught on how to apply the knowledge they have received, how to carry out the plans they have made and how to achieve success in the future.
We also instill in them the passion and motivation do it because motivation is something that energizes, directs, and sustains behavior; it gets students moving, points them in a particular direction and keeps them going.
Thus, we encourage everyone to take the leap of faith and join us to help each other in building a better tomorrow because it is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow.
“The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth.” – Erasmus