Teachers honoured for helping build strong communitiesListen /
Teachers and trainers are responsible for providing knowledge, skills and values that build strong and stable communities, says the head of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
In a message to mark World Teachers Day on October 5, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says that education is one of the most important gifts that can be bestowed to the next generation.
He says it is one of the main pillars of sustainable economic growth and social development.
"Children who are in school have a better chance of avoiding the trap of child labour and when they grow up and have their own children, children of educated parents have better nutrition and better care. Today, on World Teachers Day we honour the women and men who deliver education to learners around the world. Whether it's for toddlers in pre-school or adults in vocational training, teachers and trainers are responsible for providing the knowledge, skills and values that build strong and stable communities."
Mr. Ryder describes teaching as "truly a noble and a vital profession".