“The best way to change the society is to educate a girl”
An African proverb says, “If we educate a boy, we educate one person. If we educate a girl, we educate a family – and a whole nation.” When a boy is educated he often leaves the village in search of job but a girl usually stays at home. Thus her effect on family and a community is more than that of a boy.
Women account for nearly half of the total population of our country. Keeping them uneducated is bad for a developing nation. When a woman remains uneducated she can’t contribute to the progress of the nation. In the recent years, the number of girls attending the school has increase in number but there are irregularities between the number of boys attending the school and the number of girls attending the school. In case of girls the numbers are still very low. We need to challenge the prejudices that keep a girl away from school and education.
Women account for about two-thirds of the world’s illiterate population. There are innumerable girls who are not receiving basic education. This has led to the number of social problems ranging from poverty to unemployment to other social issues as well. The literacy rate among the women living in rural areas is just 31%. These figures are staggering. Education is the best thing that can help in empowering the women. Education widens their horizons and broadens the outlook and makes one aware about their rights. There are enough examples worldwide that imply that improvements in girls’ education benefit the status of the family and empower women. An educated woman has the skills and information that will help her to be a better mother, employee and a citizen. It benefits all.
A society can sustain only when a girl is protected through her rights. So help us change the scenario by donating in our cause of educating a girl and the nation.