Without education persons often become bored with life
Stabroek News
March 1, 2004

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Dear Editor,

I write with regard to the letter captioned:"School children who congregate at street corners are bored and looking for excitement" (13/02/04) where the writer presented some strong points including that these things have serious implications for the development of our country with a relatively young population of less than a million people which can ill-afford to allow this type of thing.

According to the famous belief, the rate of progress of a nation can be no faster than the rate of progress in education of its people. It is a fact that education (formal or informal) is vital and without it persons often become bored with life unless something exciting is happening all the time. Because of lack of knowledge and understanding, they fail to appreciate and enjoy many of the good things around them.

Children learn what they live and live what they learn. As such, learning institutions, professionals and ordinary citizens who know better ought to be more active in teaching and encouraging others to build high standards and positive values for the benefit of self and society.

The Evergreen Nature Study Club (NGO) continues to present an opportunity in every administrative region of Guyana since it was established in 1997. We wish to invite and encourage all Guyanese (at school age and beyond) to come visit with us and explore the various natural regions within our own dear beautiful country. Let us take a responsibility then and join forces as we pursue the objective "To know Guyana's natural resources and how to make good use of them in a holistic manner - mental, physical and spiritual spheres of life".

Reach out and touch with purpose.

Yours faithfully,

Fitz H. Ogle


Evergreen Nature Study