Let Me Introduce Myself – Imagine unschooled
Imagine unschooled – 17 years ago I completed high school. I had not performed like expected. I had not attained the grades that qualify one in this world. At seventeen I was afraid and confused and I immersed myself into a life of “cool”. It’s a life that took a lot from me and am here now asking,
What would have made a difference?
Was that how my life was meant to be?
Over the years I have mulled over my life, not from regret but with a heart to rescue another from the trauma I went through. I have checked my parents. I have checked my society. I have checked our government. I have checked religion. I have checked the world system. Who is to blame! who is to bring change! Who is to protect the African child!
My name is Naomi but you can call me Rapture because I am coming! Am coming to change the story of the child.
Over the past few years my eyes have been open to a world I had never seen before. A world where every child has equal rights to be the best version of themselves. A world where there is guidance and not commands. A world where the child shows us who they are and we help them become it. A world where we are not defined by grades or by things outside of us. A world with a touch of God. Imagine UNschooled.
“every child can be to a surprising extent his own teacher, and in the right environment will teach himself more than all the schools can teach him; and that it is within the resources of the English language to convey to children such an understanding of the world and of their own place in it as will make their lives happier and richer and save the waste of precious years.” From Arthur Lee’s CHILDREN ENCYCLOPEDIA. This is a statement I fully agree with. What is the role of the educator ? What is the right environment? Can we really make a child’s life happier and richer?
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;
Jeremiah 1:5 NIV. Does this mean every child was before earth? Does it mean the child comes in with a mission? What is the role of a teacher?
Join me on the next blog as we explore these questions
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