Prehistoric the days of pre-colonial era which erupted and traversed towards all the length of breadth of the African continent; Africa lost her very core values of survival.
For instance, we were condemned to abandoning our very African ways and response to the art of living. Africa lost her religion to that of the white man. We lost our tribal religion to the mission churches of the colonial masters.
As a result of many years of subjection to colonial pressures; we succumbed and accepted the white man’s way of life.
In displaying great humanistic first characteristic to survival which is ‘ability to adapt in any environment one found himself – pragmatic and ease responders to change, Africa embraced the white man’s culture of living.
We answered the ultimate call of nature; of change, as the only constant thing in life.
Since we have embraced the culture of the white man, that means an all encompassing approach and we must be ready to get in or be squared.
The reality before Africa is of daunting proportion; which can only be surmounted by strong and self-willed concurrence to making it against any manner of odd.
And by this? We need to get hold of the white man’s knowledge to living through education.
The world keep getting more and sophisticated by the day and it is evidently clear that only ‘the prepared’ can live, here.
We do not want the modern art of living happen to us but we must be cap in hand ready to happen to it, embrace it with all we have got. We can not afford to be caught panting.
But the reality before us, Africa, is that we must get really smart. Natural intelligence (this, we have in abundance) is not enough but strong and dedicated education.
It was because of that incontrovertible fact that one of Africa’s shining stars posited thus:
“Education is transformational. It changes lives. That is why people work so hard to become educated and why education has always been the key to the American Dream, the force that erases arbitrary divisions of race and class and culture and unlocks every person’s God-given potential”. – Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice, popularly known as ‘Condi’ Rice is an American political scientist and was a professor of political science at Stanford University.
She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State. Condi Rice was the first female African-American Secretary of State.
I have gone this length taking an unusual steps to profile her not because it would do me any favor but to highlight the resounding emphatic reasons why every African kid needs an education.
Education transformed the life of Prof. Condoleezza Rice from obscurity to an exalted personality of the modern corporate America.
The gains of education of the African child cannot be over emphasized.
But here is a greater threat to us Africans; inaccessibility to formal education to our burgeoning and ever rising population is our bane to socio-political cum social-economic and developments of multifaceted dimensions.
Africa’s average population has the youngest in demographic far more higher than any other continent in the whole world.
That means the future of the world lies on the lively hands of mother Africa as the mother of the earth if youths are the futures of tomorrow.
How are we preparing to take over the world?
I am certainly more than convinced that the best way to prepare to rule our world is by actually getting our younger generations prepared through accessible and qualitative education.
If Africa must move forward; every African child must be educated to lead and take part with committy of nations ruling our dear world.
We can not afford to work in isolation.
The noble vision of getting every African kid educated is the overal and all encompassing mission of project 55: 5: 55.
The Project55555 is a continental call to action; of getting every child in African soil to the class room of learning.
Every African child do no longer deserve education as a privilege but an inalienable right of the 21st century.
The vision behind the drive of mission of #project55555 is to get every African child off the street to the class room of learning.
Project55555 is African humanist call to action; I, Nwaogwugwu Ngozichukwu Ambrose endorse this campaign.
Let’s join the conversation on the possible way to get every African child educated.