Vision 2030 will just be a dream should children not get knowledge

Lilian Abila (centre) poses with her twin daughters Sarah Atieno (left) and Eliza Atieno at their home in Kibera, Nairobi, when Downy team presented the family with school bags, books and a cheque to cover the children’s annual school fees. Lilian emerged the winner of Downy school fees competition that ran on Facebook from in October, 2015. PHOTO | LINUS OMBETTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Kenya Development Vision 2030, without proper implementation is grand scale wishful thinking.
  • Books are the means by which we acquire knowledge.
  • We need knowledge and imagination to grow the economy.
  • A generation raised without books has a slim to nil chance of gaining a wider and more tolerant perspective.
  • We must remove any barrier that impedes their access to knowledge.

A goal without a plan is just a wish,” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once said. The distinguished French author of the bestselling children’s book, The Little Prince, wrote it for grown-ups to communicate fundamental truths from the wisdom of a childlike perspective.

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