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I am sincerely grateful for the priviledge to share my views with regards to achieving UPE before 2015. After attending the DTA course, I became aware of the responsibility of making MDG2 a reality.I went to several schools in my community to teach about the MDGs and to seek ways to combating the many challenges faced if we must make a difference before 2015. In all, I found out that aside from isssues of poverty, gender inequality and other MDG's, the mentality of the people whom we so dearly desire to creatively affect, needs to change. People especially children have lost their belief in the educational sysytem of today because it doesn't reflect their world. A lot of people paraded as their "mentors" are mostly uneducated people who have by talent or skill achieved prominence in their societies. The parents who give birth to too many children they cant take care of are posing a challenge also. the responsibility of sending their kids to school, are a burden to them so their children are forced into hard labor or asked to hawk goods on the streets to make up for their parents income. In schools where children are asked to bring toiletries,cutlasses and brooms before admittance to classes, school uniforms are not affordable,Teachers are not well paid, there are no good classrooms,children are asked to buy text books that are more expensive than even the school fees, some schools pass children on to the next class even when they fail in their exams and we can go on and on. It is possible to achieve the millenium Development goals if we can begin to work on the mentality of people. If school curriculums can be changed to make learning a thing of pleasure rather than pain, I believe we can begin to make progress. We can talk all we can, produce paper and hold conferences about we can achieve the mdg's but who has a stake in our concern.How much are the people we desire to see changed involved in the whole process? creatively and wisely transforming peoples Albert N Davids The New Creative development Initiative of Nigeria www.thenewnigerian.org