Every boy and every girl has the right to learn and should have access to schools that are close by, and safe to attend. We’ve rounded up a few well-known people who totally agree with us (and you!) about this. Let their words inspire you stay in school as long as you can because it will better your future.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi, a leader of the Indian independence movement
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela
“When girls are educated their countries become stronger and more prosperous.” – Wife of the American president, Michelle Obama
“We are the change that we seek. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.” – Bipasha Basu, Indian film actress
“When we have equal rights and opportunities, their families, communities and nations prosper.” – Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Nigerian public health expert and executive at the United Nations
“I’ve always believed that when you educate a girl, you empower a nation.” – Queen Rania of Jordan