Geneva

الله حسبُ حنيننا لمّا طغى
واللهُ حسبُ فؤادنا لمّا انكسر
الشوقُ مُرُّ إن ذكرنا غائبًا
عنّا، وفقدُ الراحلين لنا أمرّ ..*

My handwriting is one of my favorite things about myself, along with my love of reading and learning. And I have always hoped that I am a generous and kind person, and if I can live up to those qualities then that is what I like best about myself. Day 1 of the February challenge by @journaling-junkie

Pen: Pilot Vanishing Point, Pilot Falcon
Ink: De'Atramentis Pine Green

Happy Birthday, Paulo Freire! 🇧🇷📚

The revolutionary educator is best known for his book Pedagogy of the Oppressed, but he was also a fearless educator. Born in Recife, Pernambuco, in the Northeast of Brazil, Freire studied at the University of Recife and showed an interest in education immediately.

In his university years, he taught 300 adults to read and write in just 45 days. He began literacy courses as the Director of the Department Education and Social Services at his alma mater. He would eventually become a professor at the University of Recife. Freire would then spearhead literacy programs across the state which served as a model for the nation.

That all ended in 1964 when the coup d'etat and dictatorship arrested Freire. After spending about 70 days in prison Freire was exiled and would live in Chile, the United States, and Geneva while waiting to return to Brazil. He would return in the 1980s as a member of the Worker’s Party. He was appointed Minister of Education (Sao Paulo) in 1991. His legacy lives on in his books and philosophy around the world.