1932 FW de Klerk (South African President and joint Nobel Peace Prize Winner with Nelson Mandela)
1745 Robert Walpole (First British Prime Minister)
On This Day:
1920 Greece adopts the Gregorian Calendar
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1899 Fred Astaire (dancer and actor)
1818 Paul Revere (American patriot during American War of Independence)
On This Day:
1994 Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa’s first black president
Have a good Tuesday, 10th May
To all of you who are back at school now after your Easter break…
Whether you are a school pupil or a university student (and everyone in between), remember…
Education is a huge privilege and one of the finest gifts that society can give you. It open your mind, and teaches you about the world around you. Through education, you make friends and build networks. You learn how to think and analyse the world around you, and come out of the darkness of ignorance. You might think that you are just learning “boring stuff”, but it is so much more than that. Open you mind and imagination – apply what you are taught.
There are those who are refused education due to constraints of their societies, financial difficulties, gender and religion. Imagine the hurdles that they have to overcome to lead successful lives!
Embrace your opportunities – please!
In the words of that famous and wise statesman,
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” (Nelson Mandela)