An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge – Proverbs 18:15
At Excelsia College, our core values are to continually seek knowledge, wisdom, and capability to flourish and contribute to an ever-changing world. Our mission is to transform individuals through Christ-centered education and for the students to transform their workplaces. Excelsia College is excited to see 1029 international students enrolled at our College and take up our courses in education, creative and performing arts, social work, counselling, and business.
Education is important but sadly not everyone has equal access. In Sub-Saharan Africa for example, 32 million primary school aged children remain uneducated, as well as in Central and Eastern Asia and the Pacific where over 27 million children considered illiterate (Humanium, date unknown).
The United Nations General Assembly have declared 24 January as International Day of Education. This year, the focus is on ‘Changing Course and Transforming Education.’ As Archbishop Desmond Tutu once said, ‘Universal education is not only a moral imperative but an economic necessity, to pave the way toward making many more nations self-sufficient and self-sustaining’ (Tutu and Van Roekel, 2010). So why is international education important to us? It is tied to Excelsia’s Christian mission, helping to safeguard our planet and unlock the potential in every one of us. Our educators and teaching staff are committed to helping shape our learning and change the world and help students expand their knowledge and transform their lives, through becoming empowered through the power of education. In turn, this can help to break the poverty cycle, improve their living conditions and those of their families.
Learning doesn’t just happen in a school, university, or workplace context, but also in everyday situations. As Christians, lifelong learning should not be about self-growth, self-satisfaction and self-motivation. Although to a large extent lifelong learning is self-driven, it should not be about ourselves, our own good, benefit and satisfaction, but should be about making change and contribution and transforming the world, making an impact on the world and our community. To be a disciple is to be a learner. Excelsia College is proud to serve the community through running free creative and performing art workshops and masterclasses in creative and performing arts, counselling, and education. Some of those workshops assists HSC students to be better prepared for their exams.
If you feel inspired to change your world or educate future generations, why not explore Excelsia College today? https://excelsia.edu.au/courses/
Humanium. (n.d). Right to Education: Situation around the world. humanium.org/en/right-to-education/
Tutu, D and Van Roekel, D. (2010, April 21). Desmond Tutu: Facing the Future: Global Education at the Crossroads. Global Campaign For Education United States. campaignforeducationusa.org/blog/detail/desmond-tutu-facing-the-future-global-education-at-the-crossroads