To prepare our children for the future, we need to provide them with the opportunities to develop skills that are needed for them to become life-long learners.

Those were the words of advice by Faiyaz Koya, the Minister for Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources at todays launch of Pre School week at Krishna Verdic Kindergarten in Kuku.

The Krishna Verdic kindergarten was just one of the many schools that took to their school grounds today in their smart looking kalavata.

Koya while delivering his speech reminded parents and teachers that the style and level of education is not the same today as that of the years when they were in school.

“Our next generation will face a much faster changing world than what we had experience decades ago. Globalisation, the advent of information technology and the development of a knowledge- based economy, are leading to changes at an unprecedented rate. The knowledge children gain in school, will soon lag behind the development of society. In the face of the changes ahead, we need to equip our future generations to be “life-long learners” and with the ability to “learn how to learn”, so that they can keep abreast of changes and become active and valuable members of our community.”

Koya says that While school is an important place for children’s education, the

He also reminded parents of their role, being instrumental in the personal growth and attitude of children towards life and reminding them of the focus of this years theme.

“To prepare our children for the future, we need to provide them with the opportunities to develop skills that are needed for them to become “life-long learners”. Apart from knowledge, our children need to develop the skills to acquire, construct and communicate knowledge. They should also be able to collaborate with others, be ready to listen and be creative in their thinking. Thus, this year’s Pre-School Week theme – “Quality Early Childhood and Education – Everyone’s Responsibility” is extremely important to all of us.”

Inez Chand- Krishna verdic kindergartens long serving teacher says that whilst preparations was a team work effort, today was just just the beginning.

Pre School week celebrations continues into the week, at all kindergartens around the country.

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