“Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
Education has many advantages. It should not be considered as our goal, but rather as a tool we desire to provide. We believe that everybody has the right to get educated at least on a basic level and enjoy its full advantages and privileges. The reason is that education can be the essential difference between a person, who is unemployed and
a person who is able to financially take care of himself and his family. Everybody deserves the chance to have satisfying life and we want to provide this chance for everyone all around the world.
By funding educational programmes for the future generations we will be able to effectively change the world. Sadly nowadays, there are countless of people not being able to go to school and reach their true potential. According to Global Issues, the amount of children out of education worldwide exceeds the number of 120 million (Global Issues, 2013).
We regard this as an incredible loss of human potential and we truly believe that by our actions we will be able to integrate those children, who were abandoned by the society, back into their community.
According to Tanzanian Population and Housing Census, up to 50% of the society is formed by children (NBS Statistics for Development, 2002). The question of their integration into the society cannot be more urgent.
The impacts of such actions can be described as a butterfly effects. For example, if a child gets a proper education in maths and has a natural talent for business, he might build up a company in service sector, which will provide work opportunities for tens, hundreds maybe even thousands of people. And these people will therefore, have a stable source of income to satisfy the basic needs for them and their families.
If we believe in western values of equality, solidarity and universal application of basic human rights, we can no longer stand by, as we are morally obliged to take actions and provide help as well as guidance for those who are in desperate need. Education is a sustainable way, how to change the world and we convinced that despite its high costs and long duration, it is the right and only way, how to make our world a better place.
“Education is a significant tool to fight poverty. If addressed properly it provides opportunities, open up minds of children and young people to actively involve themselves in the development process. But if it is seen as a sideline ………it restricts options and thought and eventually makes them relies on authority and submissiveness.”
Kerry McNamara – Youth and Poverty, 2003