I would say yes!
While this society of ours always put emphasis on the idea that education is a right, not in a country where amass can’t even afford to buy a single pencil and hardly fed themselves a decent morning meal before hitting the road to school.
To some who have access to the best schools in the world, this thing may not be an issue who cares! The more you less educate these people the more they become powerless, so let them be. Sad as it may seem but this is the grim truth especially in a country where only the privileged have access to good education.
Admittedly, at some point in my life I was also considering of getting out of this country and live a life just like other teacher’s do, but why I always felt like I have to comply this social duty of mine to share knowledge to this less privilege in this decaying society?
When I see these working students of mine working like a dog juggling between meeting ends and spending the night at the four corners of our classroom and listening to what I have to say, I felt for them. I cannot just let this people be slave all their life, although it would just be several hours of their life, the feeling of being part of their transformation is so lifting.
It is actually my earnest plea that in a not so distant future no one is left out in this country not knowing how to read and write.
Someone once said … a learned individual is easy to lead, to govern but impossible to enslave them.
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