QUALITY EDUCATION FOR THE UNDERSERVED

WHY EDUCATION?



Education is the key that will allow many other Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs) to be achieved. When people are able to get quality education they can break from the cycle of poverty. Education therefore helps to reduce inequalities and to reach gender equality. It also empowers people everywhere to live more healthy and sustainable lives. Education is also crucial to fostering tolerance between people and contributes to more peaceful societies.


Offering quality and universal education to young girls promotes progress for society as a whole. Education does not only consist of learning outcomes -- writing, reading, mathematics, etc -- it is also “the way we transmit coping mechanisms to the younger generations". To educate means to train the mind, character and abilities of individuals. Education is a fundamental human right that should be availed to all citizens irrespective of age, sex and nationality. There are a lot of human right instruments that provide for education as a fundamental right, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948).



Education is the light that shows the way by removing the darkness of ignorance; the salt that gives the taste of life; the medicine that cures; and the key which open doors.


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