Jean Piaget a famous psychologist once said "The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things".
Historical trend shows that literacy rate has improved from almost 12% literate world in 1800 to aprox. 85% literate world in 2016. (source: https://ourworldindata.org/literacy
) . This improvement in literacy rate is mainly witnessed in developed countries and as a result these countries have prospered over the years. With the help of easy access to quality education today the top 03 countries contributing to the noble is America (368 Noble prize winners) followed by UK (132 noble prize winners) and Germany (107 noble prize winners), and i am pretty sure that one can not disagree with my argument that these countries have quality living facilities, from top notch hospitals/universities/schools to world class banking/insurance/investment services and the most secured job markets.
When we look around us, specially when we gaze deep into the developing world, we come up with only one conclusion and that conclusion is "misery without education".
I belong from a region that has the 2nd least educated population, and the region is South Asia, the region has about 30% of illiterate population, the country I belong from is Pakistan , which according to the data extracted from worldatlas.com, has a literate population of mere 55% and that is the reason that so far we have only produced 1 noble prize winner. The masses of my country are deprived of basic necessities like safe drinking water, healthy and green environment, poor medical and health services, stagnant growth in children etc. In my opinion, the solution to all such problems is one! and that solution is give easy access to quality education, let the children learn, earn and make them capable enough to contribute to the society .
The purpose of this thread is to enable the people on this forum to think and discuss ways to uplift the societies deprived of education, lets join hands to educate the uneducated and play our part in this humanitarian cause. Lets create a vision of " education without borders"!!