“Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom.”
With a firm conviction in the nobility of the human being, Baha’is believe that the betterment of society requires the systematic and sustained nurturing of the capacities and qualities inherent to the individual. Education is the process that allows the vast potentialities of every individual to be harnessed for the upliftment of society. To contribute to true prosperity, education must address both the spiritual and the material dimensions of human existence.
At the centre of the community building activities that the Bahá’ís are engaged in are educational programs aimed at building the spiritual and intellectual capacities of the individual for a lifetime of service to the common good.
Classes for the spiritual education of children are held in divers settings focusing on the development of spiritual qualities and the beliefs, habits and patterns of conduct that enrich a person spiritually.
Young adolescents throughout the country participate in groups in a program that helps them develop spiritual perception and a moral framework for making decisions. They develop their power of expression and channel their abundant energies into service to their communities.
Youth and Adults
Through a decentralized educational process, youth and adults in villages and neighborhoods of cities throughout the country are developing the intellectual, moral, spiritual and practical capacities for rendering service to their communities.