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International Day of Education

International Day of Education

Nour Hatem - Project Manager at House of Content

Seeking knowledge is an innate tendency in the human mind. Learning is a process that starts at birth, and only ends with the end of life. Children start to develop cognitive and mental functioning, socio-emotional growth, and crucial skills, from early stages. They do so supported by their primary caregivers, through education; a life-long, regulated process that shapes our personalities, builds character calibers and
majorly contributes to economic growth and social progress. In this blog post, we will discuss the impact of education on productivity, sociocultural development, women empowerment, and social development in general.


Much like other parts of our bodies, brains are almost always capable of change and ready for improvement. Education helps expand the human mind, polish reasoning, and hone the ability to communicate and discern right from wrong. A well-educated individual not only understands a certain issue, but also has the mental and intellectual skills to address it in a constructive manner. They can think with balanced judgement, reflect, question and analyze. They can tackle challenges with enhanced decision-making abilities. They are generally more dynamic and productive and socially aware than their less educated peers.


Therefore, a group of such educated individuals are the backbone of sociocultural evolution and the infrastructure for community growth. Highly educated individuals construct productive and innovative nations that are economically stable and civil, have reduced crime rate and less conflicts between diverse populations.


Moreover, education plays a vital role in women empowerment and gender equality. With easy access to knowledge, women can learn about all the possibilities, choices and rights they have. Consequently, they can achieve largescale independence and freedom. On an equally important note, education helps women become much more politically informed, the thing that enables them to be more presented in politics, more heard and empowered.


For the abovementioned reasons and more, UNESCO proclaimed 24 January as the International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. Today, the world celebrates the fifth International Day of Education, under the theme “to invest in people, prioritize education”. We, at House of Content, value the importance of education and are proud to put efforts into promoting a culture of knowledge, skillfully conveying information, and facilitating understanding and communication.


Disclaimer: This post is not intended to undermine the contributions of less educated individuals or communities to social, economic, or cultural development. We at HOC value the contributions of all social segments in every society.






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[2] Schleicher, A., Global Perspectives on Education and Skills, 2015.


[3] Grezes, J., Costes, N., & Decety, J., The Effects of Learning and Intention on the Neural Network Involved in the Perception of Meaningless Actions, 1999.


[4] Judson, R., Economic Growth and Investment in Education: How Allocation Matters, 1998.

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