Education is the master key

Emelda Mkandawire
Posted December 7, 2020 from Malawi

Somebody asked me between going to school to get educated and being given capital to start business which one would you prefer??

This is what I said"I will go for school to get educated because as a human we are born with empty brains it is when we come in a society where we learn a number of things  ,we learn about rights ,the economy,our health,violence and etcetera while for business you will run one without enough knowledge on how to operate one,excuse me I did not say running a business is bad. Well thus a story for another day.

Today I'm focusing on Sustainable Goal Number 4"Quality Education"Where I come from girls and boys meet barriers what will stop them from getting educated.Firstly poverty is the main thing stoping our young boys and girls from  getting educated.it hurts me when I see this innocent people not going to school but busy fetching different sources of money for survival.  Not for studies but for survival in my country Malawi there are high levels of poverty whether in urban areas or rural areas its something we have in common,Good enough some organizations are doing their best to support girls but it's not all of them.i feel pain, my heart breaks as I would want these beautiful girls to go.further with their studies.

On a second note culture also contributes to the idea of girls not getting educated because they prefer a boy child going toschool unlike a girl child a lot of organisations , government and civil society organisations have brought in awareness on this issues though in some typical areas its a thing that is happening.

Thirdly ,did you know menstruation can disturb girls attending classes? I have been through that every woman goes through menstrual periods and we know on how uncomfortable it can make you feel I have seen some young girls finding it hard to report to classes  it's not easy for the girlchild.

Please when you see a sister lacking resources to get educated please help them ,when you educate  a girl child you educate the community ,it helps her to be independent and she learns a lot that can benefit her health ,safety and etcetera.

I know one day I will be able to help a sister once I get resources if you are one of the sisters who would like to help me please do not hesitate to contact me on [email protected] together we can do this ,we can educate her,we can advocate on this  we can change the world by having a lot of Educated women.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

#Let's help educate girls around the world#

#Education is a key to success#

#Be your sisters keeper#

 

 

This story was submitted in response to Equal Education.

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Jill Langhus
Dec 07, 2020
Dec 07, 2020

Hi Emelda,

How are you doing today? Thanks for providing more insight into what's important to you and what's going on in your country. It's great that you're looking out for girls and that you're a strong advocate for them receiving an education.

You may want people to contact you via private messaging, as World Pulse is a public forum, and also you may want to create a post on the "resource" page if you're requesting funding: https://www.worldpulse.com/my-pulse/voices#pills-resources

Emelda Mkandawire
Dec 07, 2020
Dec 07, 2020

Thanks for the compliment i will go to the link as you have told me

Jill Langhus
Dec 07, 2020
Dec 07, 2020

You're welcome, dear. Okay, thanks!

Nini Mappo
Dec 08, 2020
Dec 08, 2020

Hello Emelda,
I love how you describe education as knowledge beyond how to do something like get a job or run a business, but in the broad sense of equipping the learner on how to live, care for themselves, their world, others--how to build a better world. It is powerful because in Africa we tend to think of education as only to afford us financial progress when we secure good employment and other such opportunities. Viewing education in its well-roundedness is an important piece missing in the African context especially for learners on the margins, and it is encouraging to see that voiced here. Good on you!

Emelda Mkandawire
Dec 08, 2020
Dec 08, 2020

Thank you Nini for the compliment

Sydney.R
Dec 08, 2020
Dec 08, 2020

Hi Emelda,
Thank you for sharing your perspective on equal education. I found it interesting and agree (globally!) that education is how we fill our brains with knowledge and learnings.
Best,
Sydney

Caroline Bokwe
Dec 09, 2020
Dec 09, 2020

Hello Emelda, I hope you are doing well.
Your words echoes the voices of so many girls out there, and I commend you for raising your voice even louder, as a representation of those who are unable to do so. Things have really changed, and I bet you that they will get even better. When I was in secondary school, my family was faced with some financial challenges, and I was forced to defer my studies for a year so that my younger brother could go to school. My younger brother was chosen over me because I was a girl. Determination made me study independently for that year, just so I could remain focused.
I must tell you that destiny can only be delayed but never denied, so keep doing what you know best, and the girls in your community will definitely feel your impact.
Keep the faith sister, and do not forget to visit the site that Jill has shared with you.

Emelda Mkandawire
Dec 12, 2020
Dec 12, 2020

Thanks for the compliment hearing your story has just assured me that no problem lasts forever there is always light at the end of the tunnel

rebecca.tang
Dec 10, 2020
Dec 10, 2020

Thank you for sharing. Both boys and girls should have equal opportunities being educated. Knowledge can improve our lives.
I believe all of us in this community is trying our best to ensure all girls have equal education opportunities.
May Almight God bless you all!

Emelda Mkandawire
Dec 12, 2020
Dec 12, 2020

God bless you too my sister.

Sister Zeph
Dec 12, 2020
Dec 12, 2020

My sister, Thank you for raising your voice for education. This is the most important thing that a human being deserves to grow and to be a better human being. World pulse is a right place to be heard and to have your say. From here you will get the support for your cause through our global sisters who are reading your story here

Emelda Mkandawire
Dec 12, 2020
Dec 12, 2020

Thank you @zeph indeed education is the important thingfor human beings

Hawwah
Dec 12, 2020
Dec 12, 2020

Dear Emelda,
You are quite right lovely.
Education is not just KEY, it is EVERYTHING.
Without education, even wealth is useless.
Thank you for sharing those useful nuggets.
In love and sisterhood,
Hawwah.

Emelda Mkandawire
Dec 12, 2020
Dec 12, 2020

And I quote "Education is everything" woow this is powerful thank you Hawa

MSaw
Dec 14, 2020
Dec 14, 2020

Hello Emelda,

I feel for you and the girls out there , fully support all the points stated and keep inspiring them to go to school and get the basic of education that would bring women to higher ground and equality. Money should not be a stopper to get education which will bring empowerment to all the women out there.
sky is the limit. Education is the key to end poverty.
#staypositive

Anum Shakeel
Dec 15, 2020
Dec 15, 2020

Hey Emelda, Amazing piece of writing, really appreciate your thoughts. Best of Luck!