Education has been called the ‘great equaliser’, because it can act as a circuit-breaker to end cycles of poverty, increase access to opportunity, and empower people with the knowledge, confidence and skills to change the status quo. On the flipside, when some people have better access to education than others, inequality will increase. Women and people of colour have traditionally been excluded from formal education, and stand to benefit the most from the opportunities and empowerment it brings. Money is also a driving factor: wealthy communities and nations are often able to reinforce their privilege by affording better quality education for their children.
Education may be the single most powerful factor in lifting people out of poverty, ending exploitation, advancing women’s rights, promoting social inclusion, reducing violence, and generally saving the world. And the byproduct is nothing to be scoffed at - new knowledge, creative problem solving and technological advancements all stem from these happy, well-oiled brains. So what are you waiting for? Help someone access the education they deserve, then applaud while they find a cure for cancer. Give yourself a cheeky pat on the back, and repeat.
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