Education makes a huge difference in human lives. The economic or political challenges are easy to overcome if everyone has access to high-quality education. For this reason, non-profit organizations fund education programs in vulnerable communities. Below is an in-depth extract discussing why funding education is such an important priority.
Education is essential in ending abject poverty in several ways. Concepts discussed in applied sciences such as engineering, technology, architecture, food science, technology, and computer science are essential in changing people’s lives. The knowledge acquired in these applied sciences helps students generate ideas that revolutionize the income-generating activities in their communities.
In addition, science and technology play an essential role in poverty alleviation. Children who have access to education can figure out alternative sources of income. The community can stop relying on agriculture and focus on other methods of generating revenue that are not vulnerable to weather changes and other disruptions. Therefore, the community can thrive economically without such issues.
Education can also end poverty through value addition. Most subsistent sectors produce commodities that fetch meager prices in local and international markets. If the society had people with knowledge of manufacturing or other means of value addition, the products would bring better prices. Therefore, education is crucial when adding value to different supply chains.
Funding the major educational facilities in an area ensures that children have a chance to transform the subsistent sector and aspire to value-adding professions. Education thereby transforms the mentality of a revolutionary population in any society. The new generation learns the importance of change and the value of innovation in existing methods of income generation.
Bettering Nutritional Choices
Nutritional choices impact people’s health and ability to work. Impoverished societies have people struggling to make ends meet regardless of their food. People opt for the cheapest foods instead of foods with the most nutritional components. However, education shows the citizens what they should prioritize and how to channel resources.
Nutritional knowledge helps people make intelligent dietary choices. It goes a long way in improving pregnancy outcomes, supporting healthy growth, and maintenance of healthy body weight. It would help if you also considered the impacts of poor health care choices on your weight. After all, no one needs hypertension, low HDL cholesterol, or dyslipidemia.
The nutritional and medical choices that most people make are also determined by their levels of education. Knowledgeable people rely more on facts instead of superstitions when approaching healthcare issues. Therefore, a good education is also essential in delivering good health care.
Education helps reduce the number of young persons involved in welfare programs. By fostering a better education system, children can engage in income-generating activities instead of relying upon the leadership to make things happen in their lives.
Education ensures that people are confident. People are optimistic about the assurances of things they learn in education. The self-assuredness derived from education is a confidence builder that prompts educated people to pursue peaceful methods.
Having a rich educational background also ensures that members of society seek out peaceful ways of conflict resolution. Warfare promotes poverty and poverty-related issues such as derailing education and poor nutrition. Therefore, education helps avoid such matters.
Educated people are also at a high chance of adopting governmental systems that work for civilized and peaceful countries. Their education can help foster peaceful coexistence and civilized methods of conflict resolution such as mediation and arbitration.
Education is essential in ending poverty and promoting good health and peace. At Teach Them to Fish Foundation, we fund education programs to empower disadvantaged communities in rural Cambodia and Uganda. Donate to our charity today and help us make a difference.