“A good half of the art of living is resilience“. – Alain de bottom
Do you Bend or Break?
The ability where one become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens – Resilience. Resilience goes a long way in empowering individuals and communities as it builds strong equality, inclusion and diversity phase in a country and places. Resilience building is never done alone thus it helps other people to be empowered in all aspects of their lives. Resilience can be achieved in several ways that is; being resilient requires change, trying new things, learn new skills, getting out of our comfort zone and not fearing failure. Social inclusion and resilience intertwined with each other. Empowering communities, integrating, and addressing the needs of marginalized groups into program design constructs resilience by creating more effective activities for people. When people and communities come together, resilience naturally set in without no force been applied. The challenges of life push everyone in the world become steadfast in any situation one finds him/herself. Most cities and communities in our world today face unprecedented crisis and risk of natural hazards compounded by serious governance challenges. The question is: How can cities ensure that in building resilience, they address the needs of those most at risk of being excluded? Given this, one of the most pervasive way of analysing the issue is to first identify “Who is at the greatest risk“? to plan and strategically find solutions/tools to the most affected people as well as the development of the city.
Why do we need resilience in Education?
The development of resilience in children helps better equipped them from failure and adapt to change quickly. Also, teachers and educators should address parents’ expectations of failure and success. Resilience in education helps recognize the importance of student´s social and emotional wellbeing as well as supportive school climate, more generally in promoting excellent academic records and attitude outcomes. Conquering fear and low self -esteem in adults relating to technology and public speaking has more to do with building learner resilience. Learner resilience for adult education isn´t an easy one and requires different shift in norms and culture of a community, places, and cities by incorporating technology in teaching and learning. Education systems have some attributes that make them uniquely placed for building individual, communities, and systemic resilience. Having said this, in times of adversity, education retains high public value and demand, reaches populations at scale, and serves as a crucial pivot for information sharing. Resilience is produced because of learning a particular way of interpreting problems rather than just as a response to social or academic adversity. Resilience is a vital tool in our lives; therefore, every individual, places and communities must have the capacity to develop it.