An investment in education, no matter how significant, is always worth it. By investing in education, governments meet their other fundamental obligations: to improve opportunities for children and families, to strengthen their economies, and to keep their citizens in good health.
By investing in education, Senegal is making sure that your country’s citizens will be active and engaged for generations to come. Educated citizens will keep themselves in better health, and strengthen Senegal’s role in the global economy. Educated women will pass their knowledge along to their communities and to their children. And, as Senegal stands to benefit from these investments in education, the American people are very proud to stand with you.
Thank you very much for welcoming me to your school and to your country. I wish all the young people here the very best for your studies and for your future careers. And I look forward to strengthening the friendship between our countries through our shared commitment to education.
This is a terrific sentence for anyone who visits a school. You can easily change the word “country” to “classroom” and have a very impressive short speech!