Education is not something provided everywhere. Many adults and children in developing countries never get taught even the basics. It prevents them from getting jobs, finding ways to take care of their families, and much more.
Sadly, a lack of education can impact more than just an individual. It can affect entire communities, countries, and even the world. The following are five incredible reasons that helping to provide education can induce positive change.
1. Slows Poverty and Increases Growth
Some studies show that education can cut poverty levels by as much as half. When people get an education, they have a much better chance of taking care of themselves. And more opportunities arise as education provides them with skills that fit these roles.
2. Improves Health
One of the greatest obstacles to health is a lack of education. Without it, many people do not even realize that something is not right. They also typically do not understand how to treat issues or how to build healthy habits. Educated individuals tend to be healthier as they are more self-confident and aware.
3. Increase Problem-Solving Skills
Education helps people develop problem-solving skills that can go a long way in life. Not only can it help them find ways to help themselves and their family. It also means that people will try to find more peaceful solutions, contributing to much less war and violence.
4. Increases Community Charity
By educating people in developing countries, you are empowering them to give back to their communities. They can use the skills they acquire, including problem-solving skills, to help find solutions to issues faced by their neighbors. They can also share the knowledge they gain with their community, leading to a more educated group.
5. Gives Back to the World
Every single person on the planet has something that could be valuable to the world. Ensuring that everyone receives an education increases the likelihood of those things being created and introduced.
For example, you never know who might find the cure for cancer. If the person who has the intellectual ability to do so is not given the education and skills they need to make it happen, that cure may never come to fruition.
At Village Hope International, we want to partner with you to change the world. We do this by providing several programs that help feed, educate, and improve the health of entire communities. Contact us today to learn how you can contribute or to learn more about what we do.