"A child without education is like a bird without wings"
- Tibetan Proverb
Education is a human right, not a privilege. Access to education is a basic human right. But unfortunately, there are many who are deprived from this. And the reason behind it seems nothing more than pathetic excuses.
Sometimes the excuse can be one's social status and poverty and sometimes it can be the mind set of people who think education is not an essential ingredient to lead a happy life. Some deprive their girls from education as their main purpose in life is to stay at home rather than go out into the world and explore new things. But whatever the reason, is it really big enough to deprive a child from taking that first step to a better life?
Above, we highlighted a few examples of schools which have been set up across the globe to give that valuable gift to young children and of those students who value this gift- EDUCATION.
If we all just glance at them and compare their conditions and resources to those provided to us in our developed countries, we will realize just how lucky and privileged we are to be given the opportunity to gain knowledge and make a better future for ourselves. Yet how many of us, honestly value our education? Not many. Majority of us take it for granted.
Some of us find studying boring. Some are always complaining about the education system. Some of us bunk school/college lectures to go to watch the movies while some will prefer chatting and playing with friends rather than making use of the facilities that are available to improve our future. And this kind of behavior is always shown by people who have easy access to education. Why?
They say you do not realize the importance of something until it no longer exists in your life. Is that what it will take for us to realize the importance of education? Will we need to be deprived from it to learn of its importance?
Will the above examples be an eye-opener for all of us to realize how privileged we are to be able to wake up in the morning and go to school?
"Educate a child, build a nation."
Just how true are these words. Our children will go on to become our future, so is it not our duty to ensure our future is bright and secure?
Indeed education is a gift which no one can take away. We may lose everything tomorrow, but our education will always remain with us.
So value it
And promote education for a better tomorrow!