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Positive Cycle - From Education to Healthy Country

by Shahzaman Khuhro on 26th October, 2012 at 11:05 AM CEST

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. [Nelson Mandela]. However there is one question that arises here - are we making any progress in education in underdeveloped and developing nations? Are we creating any plausible impact in these countries? Are we able to break open the hidden potential in these countries? I personally believe that there are many Muhammad Yunuses, Abdul Kalams, Bill Gateses, Amartya Sens and many more in these countries who are the victims of opportunity predicament. 

My country Pakistan is a nation that is deprived of basic necessities. A major fraction of our population is below poverty line, fighting for mere survival and Education is just a luxury to the deprived. Our country is in a severe political crisis with issues like extremism, radicalism, fanaticism, etc. Incomes are low hence children are forced to work. There is a huge gap between the upper class and lower class, this vicious system is rendering poor to become poorer and rich are getting richer breeding socio-economic disparity. 

This system provides A-class education for few and has no regard for the poor. We have a number of “Ghost Schools” – public sector schools, which are registered and funds are released annually for their development but they only exist on paper. 

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Pakistan has a huge potential; our youth is wasting their energies and talents doing meager jobs to earn living for their families. Education should be the top priority of the government and all the NGOs working for a better Pakistan. 

Many NGOs are working hard to improve our present condition but we need to struggle really hard to achieve our goals. I think it is not just the responsibility of the government to deliver, the people are the main stakeholders. We have far greater responsibility. Our role is much more important than the Government and NGOs. We must do our best to improve the current situation. I am volunteering as a teacher at a summer school for unprivileged kids in my rural town. But this is far from enough. Everyone who can help should do it and together we can start the positive cycle:

education --> employment --> less poverty --> healthy country. 

Shahzaman Murtaza Khuhro, Writers Action #9

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Shahzaman Murtaza Khuhro | Action team

Thanks for posting

28th October, 2012 @ 5:53 AM CEST

KEDEI INAH

KEDEI INAH

Education is surely the key for a successful life.

28th October, 2012 @ 9:09 PM CEST

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