Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.Confucius
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Nelson Mandela
Whatever might be the change we look forward to, education will definitely be the passport to the future. The much awaited tomorrow we all long for, belongs to those who prepare for it today.
When we say preparation today for a better tomorrow. There comes a question does everyone have the access to make themselves prepared. This is where access to education plays a major role.
Though we say that our literacy percentage has been increasing through the years. There is still a percentage of children who either have no access or have partial access to education.
Let’s try understanding partial and no access here. Partial access would mean there is access but either it is not fully utilized due to family situation demanding to be employed instead of being educated.
No access is due to lack of facilities in terms of infrastructure and resources in the form of skilled members to provide education.
Though we do have efforts from the Government coming up with new schemes in terms of compulsory primary education. The kids and families also need inspiration and the motivation to send them to school and make them understand the change that will unfold before them once they are educated.
These are people who need to told they have the opportunities and they can be utilised for them to get access to educate. But there are another section who are on a constant struggle each day for their recognition and for the basic human right to get access go education.
It is heartening to see young kids who have the spark in them and long for education but couldn’t because of family’s socio economic background.
But on the other hand we see a lot of NGOs trying their best to reach out to topographical locations to provide the necessary infrastructure and resources so that this section could also get education.
A lot of corporate companies as part of their CSR have taken up activities like teaching at schools in remote locations, helping people there set up a proper infrastructure with basic facilities that would help children there get access to education.
Helping them with resources also includes providing them a library , educational aids that would facilitate smoother access to education.
I was happy that during my tenure in the IT industry, I took part in notebook collection, book collection and library set up drives. It was an enriching experience to meet kids who were thrilled when they received new books, notebooks and their interest in education and getting to know their future dreams.
It was very evident that of these children are nurtured well with quality education we will definitely see a change that we look forward to tomorrow.
This post is part of Blogchatter’s CauseAChatter.”