According to Christine Gregoire education is known to be the “foundation upon which we build our future”.
It can often be known as the stepping stone to success, vitality, and wellbeing.
Being educated at school, learning through experiences, and becoming aware of new things, equips us with the tools we need to achieve progress in society.
Being educated provides people a sense of confidence in their ability to affect not only their life but the lives of those around them positively-achieving vitality and success in various aspects.
Education allows us to create opportunities for ourselves, and make beneficial decisions. Through experiences and knowledge, we can implement new ideas and strategies into making our lives better regarding our health, our relationships, our environment, our career, and many other areas. With each new added experience acquired we can make better thought out decisions, constantly evolving our mindset and perspectives.
Education also provides a foundation for world development. If we can develop and educate ourselves, we can contribute our part towards society, living as law-abiding citizens who are respectful of those around us.
We can also translate our experiences towards bettering our community, focusing on resolving issues that we are well versed with or could find a solution for. Picking up garbage or starting a fundraiser for a cause not as many people are well versed with, are small but vital methods for global development.
Education not only provides you the foundation for fulfilling your goals, benefiting yourself, and your community but can allow you to make more meaningful connections with those around you. Every lens of eyes we can see through reforms our thinking pattern and allows us to connect with people, and the world we live in, thus equipping us with the tools we need to help others and ourselves live a more fulfilling life.
As Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Unfortunately, this privilege is not as easily accessible. More than 72 million children of primary education age are not in school and 759 million adults are illiterate and don't have the awareness necessary to improve both their living conditions and those of their children Somalia has the least functional system in the world with just 10% of children going to primary school, while Eritrea is second worst.
Regardless of where we live, we must still acknowledge that these people are “human beings”. Their lives are no strangers to ours, as they make up the world we live in, and hence we must think about the issues that. encompass their lives and resolve them.
Factors linked to poverty such as unemployment, illness, and the illiteracy of parents, multiply the risk of non-schooling and the drop-out rate of a child by 2.Many emerging countries do not appropriate the financial resources necessary to create schools, provide schooling materials, nor recruit and train teachers.
Today, it is girls who have the least access to education. They make up more than 54% of the non-schooled population in the world. This problem occurs most frequently in the Arab States, in central Asia and Southern and Western Asia, and is principally explained by the cultural and traditional privileged treatment given to males. Girls are destined to work in the family home, whereas boys are entitled to receive an education. However, what is more, demeaning is that countries such as Afghanistan or Somalia make no effort to reduce the gap in their countries.
Although these problems seem like they are not of our concern, these issues torment millions of lives and do not permit them to escape from the vicious cycle of inequality and lack of education. Providing support or attention towards organizations including Hunger Projects and Mercy Crops work towards alleviating poverty in third world countries, making it more accessible for people to receive the education we often take for granted.
We can support these organizations. We can continue to spread the value and importance of education, by appreciating it and encouraging the utilization of it for the pathway to success and vitality. Taking time to educate yourself on not only school-related topics but those relating to your passions, your hobbies, the health of your loved ones, and the progress in your society are some important steps we all must take
Some NGOs that should be supported include