WHY EDUCATION IN RURAL AREA IS IMPORTANT
Education is shouldn’t just be a priority but a birth right for any child growing up in the 21st century.
To keep up with changing times, individuals should be well equipped and capable of critically make
sense of a world in line with developing a holistic view of their own. Education has become more
accessible to people around the world, with newer curriculum and newer courses available. Rural
areas in many lesser economically developed countries (LEDC’s) still have to embrace the
importance of education. In countries like the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Colombia,
education in rural areas are scarce opportunities for children growing in conditions that are
otherwise really tiring. It is crucial that nurturing the future is done the right way and basic
education is the most important piece of this puzzle. Education can shape the future of any given
area if the resources and energy are dedicated to the cause in the right way, channeling it to the
youth of the vicinity.
By the time a child grows into adulthood, the world should be a place of opportunity where they are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skill sets to pursue their ambitions. Whether you grew up in a family of farmers or doctors, education plays a vital role in sustenance of livelihoods today. Although governments are primarily entitled with the responsibility of spreading awareness about education to rural areas, communities, religious institutions and societies play a vital role. Conducting seminars and workshops are a task that could impact a small populace, although physically establishing learning centers and implementing programs to filter through the talent pool of a youth in the rural area could prove more efficient. Granting equal access is important and so is enriching the elders with the importance of education for their children. Something as simple as a creative television or radio advertisement talking stressing on the importance of education in today’s world could prove effective. Engaging students of well-educated areas with children deprived of education in rural areas can rub off some essential skills and practices within a community that gives more weight to the right kind of education.