Day 20: Education is a Right

Read the title.

Yes, education is a right of every child here on earth. However, in some third world countries like the Philippines, education has become a privilege instead.

Based on the 2012 data from the National Statistics Office (NSO), one out of every eight Filipinos from ages 6-24 is an out-of-school-youth. And just imagine how many millions of young Filipinos are there.

I am really impressed by those less fortunate students who do all their best just to be able to school. These are the ones you can see climbing inside the public buses asking for some coins to add to their allowance and school supplies. These are the ones who work part-time to be able to finish high school and college. These are also the young survivors of Yolanda who wished for nothing this Christmas but to be able to have new school supplies and get the chance to have normal classes again. They are the people who know the value of education.

Education is a necessity in this tough world. It is your greatest weapon in order to survive in your daily struggle to earn a living. With proper knowledge and skills, you can get a decent job or find decent means to earn money.

Education is one inheritance that no one could ever take away from you. With education you will not only prosper but you may also have power to influence and inspire other people.

Thus, I appeal that education should be given more attention by the government. We have so many bright minds and talents waiting to be flourished. All we need is guidance and support. Develop an appropriate and competent curriculum. Provide materials and classrooms. Compensate the teachers well. Motivate the children.

Again, education is a right. Let’s not deprive it to anyone.

 

***More to come for myΒ 30 day blog challenge

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