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The Heart Training: The language of the heart is Faith. As part of our assumed progressive nature we have tried to eliminate issues of faith, God, morality, from our trainings and developments as much as possible. Funny as it may be we have replaced it with an idea of self gratification and the individual as a law unto him/herself. The complexities and sensitivity around the subject of God must not make us to hide from talking about it. Theology is not only an academic discipline but a human need. Every person must be trained to verify and know the truth about origins, purpose, character and the existence of things more exceeding than his/her eyes can know. This is not to spun a superstitious education regime but to necessitate human’s search for meaning and to tap into the source of human’s essence. All that exist now is a product of somebodies faith. It was a seed of someones faith that has given us everything now, great people who leaves legacies saw these legacies in their heart when no one else could see them and they lived to exemplify their faith. Faith gave us automobiles, light bulbs, electricity, beautiful architecture, wonderful gardens, pens, chairs, aircraft, mobile phones and the list goes on unending. Faith is the only thing that produces! Human beings are not products of chance but we are the effect of God’s cause such that we may become the cause for a great world. The training of the heart gives three key things: Hope, Faith and Love. These three lessons are fundamental building blocks to any great education and society. The training of the heart must be woven around these three central themes and given as much attention as the other forms of trainings.
The Mind Training: Our education focuses on what is popularly called the 3R’s. This concept has become the key concern of education in Africa. As important and critical as arithmetic, reading and writing is in mind development, it is not all there is it to mind training. Training the mind is positioning a person to dig into the myriad possibilities of faith. Mind training should pursue with much importance, logic, Multidimensional analysis, creative problem solution, Mechanical-Conceptual-Physical Reasoning, Visual/Spatial Processing,and Associational/lateral thinking. Education should not focus only on how well one can read, write or do arithmetic but we should begin to develop keen interest in how logical people reason, how well do we train people to associate things taught, how clear are students spatial reasoning, etc. What we are trained and tested for makes us inadequate to solve the real world complex problems and it is time we focused and taught our minds to fully develop.
The Hand Training: A fully developed spirit and mind lives in a body. Under developing the body is a sure way of limiting the scope of operation of the full being. In hand training we refer to training that teaches the hand to do. It will be best advised if physical training and apprenticeship training are not considered as appendixes to education but are looked upon with equal importance. Two other key dimensions to the Hand training is social intelligence and emotional intelligence. Education must bring people to know that no man is an island and that humanity exist in a complete and yet complex interwoven strands of interactions with each other.
This is the new pattern we must educate ourselves. There is enough time and resources to develop our geniuses if only we will appreciate we have been limiting ourselves for far too long. These courses of education is what The Eagles’ Wing and this blogs stands for; To wholly educate every single person on planet earth.
We bear a torch lighting each others corner, turn the next person’s light on with true education today for we are our own educators!