Hi friends! 🙂 It’s true that TTW is a tech blog, but our main objective is to educate people through our updates! In the same spirit, I am here with a post to promote the “Right to Education”
Every person on this earth has a right to education and, as is written in many a country’s Constitution, no one can encroach upon that right! Yet, sadly, even in today’s world we come across many brutal violations of people’s rights, especially women’s. A glaring, recent such example is the attack on the 15 year old Malala Yousafzai, a young, bright, brave and opinionated girl. Her only crime- her passion for education and women’s rights activism, which threatened the Taliban! The Taliban has banned girls from attending school particularly in the Swat valley which is under it’s rule. Malala since the tender age of 11/12 has been promoting this cause through blogs on BBC, television interviews, documentaries, which enraged the Taliban. A fatwa was soon passed to kill her and Malala was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban gunmen.
But Malala survived and with her, hope lives on!
A year back, when Malala was interviewed by CNN, she beautifully & bravely said the following lines:
I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up.
GET WELL SOON MALALA
Her braveness inspired many activists and pushed the whole world to take notice of the apathy towards women’s education in certain countries.The former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, who is currently who is current an UN Special Envoy on Education said that;
“Ensuring every child has the opportunity to go to school and learn is a longstanding passion of mine. Education breaks the cycle of poverty and unlocks better health and job prospects. It’s time to launch an unwavering campaign to put Education First.”
Around 61 million kids are forced to be away from the school & these 61 million forgotten children around the world are exploited, many turned into bonded labourers. It’s time for us ” educated people” to take action! Let’s find some trustworthy organization like I AM MALALA where we can donate our time, money & expertise to promote fearless education to everyone on this globe! 🙂
There is still a lot to be done! Reading about this post isn’t enough, spreading the word is what counts! As Malala recovers, let us work together so that children like her never again have to go through what she did! Let us create a world where rights are respected and where the “Malalas” can learn, sing, play without any fear!