Right to education is one of the most important rights that a human being can have. Many developments of the past years have played a crucial role in bringing education to a digital platform which everyone can access. While a lot may benefit from this, Smile Foundation, India stated that more than 30 million children aged 6 to 14 years are still unable to access learning.
Developments of past years have led to the rise in demand for schooling and many have enrolled, in search of a better future. But the path hasn’t been smooth, with concerns such as lack of power, internet bandwidth and costly computers adding to their woes.
According to Down To Earth, 23 out of 31 families do not have access to a phone in the village of Kota Gunjapur. In rural areas like these, only one or two children had access to the internet. There are many more like the children of Gunjapur who are still struggling from lack of power and facilities to make a better life for themselves.
The struggles they go through on a daily basis is a problem that is widespread and complicated. While this may be so, it is not something we can’t change. The challenges of an education system is not something one can solve single handedly, but by working together; we can all play a part in making the lives of children and those who aren’t able to learn, a lot better.
Imagine what we could do if we all decided that proper access to education was a necessity for everyone; imagine how many changes we could bring if we all try and move together towards innovation and the well being of each and everyone of us. Wouldn’t that be a sight to behold…