Education is an act that has formative effects on the mind, character or physical ability of a person. It is a process wherein acquired knowledge, skills, and values are transmitted from one generation to another. Hence, it plays a significant role especially in molding the minds of the youth because it teaches one to think intensively and critically. Being one of the basic needs of man to prepare himself and actively face what the world can offer, education molds and equips a person for his future and to face the rapid changes in the society.
Despite of the vitality of the role of education in the society, it continues to face pressing issues from the declining interest of the youth to study, the divided attention of the youth between learning and social media and computer games, the lack of facilities in public schools, frequent interruption of classes because of erratic weather, and the alarming number of drop out due to poverty and other limitations. CFC- Youth for Christ has taken notice of these issues and is taking active participation in seeking solutions to the prevailing issues on education through basic paradigm shifting. YFC desires that fateful moment good quality education is shared to all and social transformation is achieved through education.
This gave birth to the A+, an education advocacy of the CFC-Youth for Christ. Aligned with the ministry’s vision of, “Young People Being and Bringing Christ Wherever They are,” A+ moves the young to put their faith into action through education by living out one of the identities of a Youth for Christ, “Models of Excellence.” With an anchor verse taken from the book Romans 12: 11, “Work hard and do not be lazy. Serve the Lord with a heart full of devotion,” the young are challenged to walk their talk in the hopes that a bright, renewed and united society awaits us.
As students, we have been blessed to be given the opportunity to grow and learn in schools, campuses, and universities. A+ is an advocacy that calls young to embrace education as gift—a special gift from God. Like every good gift received, we must treasure education with care and utilize it for its purpose. Education is a gift given to us by the Lord intended to be shared to others and to transform the society.