"Is not the object of every Revelation to effect a transformation in the whole character of mankind, a transformation that shall manifest itself, both outwardly and inwardly, that shall affect both its inner life and external conditions?"
Spiritual Education of Children
Aware of the aspirations of the children of the world and their need for spiritual education, the Baha'is extend their efforts widely to involve ever-growing contingents of participants in classes that become centres of attraction for the young and strengthen the roots of spirituality and social action in society. Children are helped to realize that they are world citizens and that it is their moral duty to serve others irrespective of their caste, colour or creed.
Children are the most precious resource a community has. Baha'is believe that spiritual, social and intelectual training for children is essential in order to nurture their capacities to make positive and responsible choices in life.
“Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value,” wrote Bahá’u’lláh. “Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit there from.”
Baha'is conduct these classes for children of all backgrounds. The classes seek to develop essential virtues such as truthfulness, trustworthiness, honesty, and justice. They aim to build a strong moral framework that will assist children to achieve excellence in material, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of life. Currently there are over 1000 Baha'i children classes in various parts of the country.