(Bored Panda) Education is one of the most powerful tools for fighting poverty and inequality, as well as laying the foundations for solid economic growth. The more we understand the world we live in and the more information we get about other cultures and histories, the greater our chances of understanding points of view that might differ from our own ones.
Attending school helps us learn who we are, what we believe in and what role we play in the world. This sense of self is essential for personal growth. Furthermore, going to school not only has an impact on the future of children but on the future of their families, friends, and communities. As more children are educated, the world becomes a brighter place.
These photos from all different corners of the world have been selected among more than 19,513 submissions in the #Education2019 Photo Contest by Agora, a free-to-use photography app that has been rewarding the world’s biggest prizes in global photo contests since 2017.