Importance Of Education

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The importance of higher education
Nelson Mandela once said that “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Deeply inspired by his words, I was convinced to share mine. I was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, one of the biggest African countries. I had a tough childhood, mostly because I didn’t have a mother figure to look up to for over a decade, but I pushed through by holding negative thoughts captive. I grew up with my father and later, after arriving in the US, reunited with my mother. Growing up, I have always wanted to be a doctor and change the world, but recently, I was shocked to discover that, if I were to become a doctor, I won’t be able to provide the answers to the issues raised by political corruption, which my country currently is battling. Africa is known by many as the nation afflicted with poverty, hunger and death, and that’s true, but people tend to point out the problems instead of bringing forth the solution. Even we, Africans, choose to run-away from the problems than facing them, but unfortunately, I am not like any of those people. I’m a dreamer. I’m an overthinker. I’m a doer. And I want to change the lives of my people. For it be possible, I need education, a higher education!
Recently, I have been attempting to regain the hidden memories I had not recalled since I had moved from my home country. To my surprise, all I could remember was the daily news reports on arrests and jail time sentences of the
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