A Brighter Future

Credit: Jose Baudilio Avila Anton, Guatemala

Picture of the week

Knowing how to read has changed these children’s lives and offered them an opportunity to have a brighter future. The true goal of education is not only to train professionals, but also good men and women with principles and values, attitudes and behaviors that reflect respect for life, human beings and their dignity. It is also the goal of education to accord top priority to human rights, and reject all forms of violence. Values such as freedom, justice, solidarity, and tolerance, which come from education helps building a culture of peace. Investing in our children’s education is the path to shaping a peaceful future. Building a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence through education depends on our ATTITUDES and our ACTIONS.

This picture and essay were submitted to the 2012 Reading Changed My Life Contest by Jose Baudilio Avila Anton of Guatemala.

Take a look at some of the nearly 1,000 photos and videos submitted to the Reading Changed My Life Photo and Video Contest and then get involved in helping children learn and grow.

Latin America and Caribbean: Guatemala


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