Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi depicted guiding a child (PHOTO: Adeyinka Makinde)
A statue of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi is situated in a small park named Pestalozziwiese right next to Bahnhofstrasse in downtown Zurich. Pestalozzi was a pedagogue and educational reformer whose efforts in the 19th century succeeded in almost eradicating illiteracy in Switzerland.
His motto was:
“Learning by head, hand and heart.”
© Adeyinka Makinde (2017)
Adeyinka Makinde is a writer based in London, England.