Thursday, October 20, 2011

You have to start somewhere

“Is educating girls the answer”, she asked. “Somehow it seems too simplistic to think that education alone can be the key.”

Much as I would love it to be otherwise, she is right. In a world where women are treated as second class citizens, where they are denied basic human rights, where they are killed at birth, and treated as playthings of the men; in such a world, Education alone cannot be the answer!

And yet, when you are fighting centuries of oppression, you have to start somewhere. And education is as good a place to start as any other.
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Jan Morrison said...

I believe, and I know I'm not remotely alone, that educating girls is the way to solve world poverty, oppression and environmental degradation.

Jacqueline Howett said...

The younger the better! Mother's and teachers just can't be looking over the very young children 24/7

and especially when in school.

Educate-educate-educate--I say!

Anonymous said...

I so agree. Education is a wonderful step towards solving most of the problems in society. Education leads to more awareness, new experiences and meeting new people - and that is what brings about change. However, a lot still needs to change for the education to really make an impact.

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - The thing about education is that it is a seed that takes root. On the surface, it does seem that education can't solve the deep problems you mention. And yet, once you open minds and show alternatives, stand back! It's amazing what can happen.


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