Preparing the Next Generation of Citizens

Naisha VohraNovember 30, 2022Citizenship

A pandemic, widespread inequality, and climate change are just a few of the interrelated global concerns that we are facing at this pivotal time in history. We must train our youth to face these difficulties as informed and empowered citizens, given the complexity and global scope of these issues. A compassionate, empowered, and motivated populace is necessary to respond to the call for communal activity that the spread of COVID-19 and the struggle for racial justice represent. However, creating a well-informed electorate is no simple task, and you may be asking yourself important questions like, "How can we educate the next generation about the principles of citizenship so they grasp the world's concerns and are inspired to discover solutions?"

Schools are important in educating pupils about life lessons as well as the official curriculum. Teaching and socializing young people on how to be active citizens of our democratic society is one of the most essential functions of schools. Along with the emphasis on traditional academics and career development, we must not lose sight of the role that education plays in preparing students to be educated and involved citizens.

In elementary school, our school taught us about citizenship by encouraging us to read citizenship-related books, giving us the chance to draw or write for fun, and discussing many literary characters' examples of good citizenship.

Our future depends on people who are empathetic and determined in order to prosper in our society. We all suffer when students miss out on the chance to develop into useful members of society. However, if young people are given the information, perspectives, and abilities necessary for successful citizenship, they may transform the world.

Naisha Vohra is an 11-year-old who lives in Singapore. Naisha enjoys singing, reading, swimming, and playing tennis.