Multifaceted Society and Education : Somewhat complicated !!
Why many children are compelled to stay far away from the beam of education? This is what Malala Yousafza; a gallant, creative, beautiful, talented 14 year Pakistani girl is fighting against.
Malala Yousafzai, born on 1998, is from the town of Mingora in Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and northwestern Pakistan. She is known for her education and women’s rights activism in the Swat Valley, where the Tehrik-i-Taliban regime had banned girls from attending school in early 2009. During that period, at the age of 11, Yousafzai came to prominence through a blog she wrote for the BBC detailing her life under the Taliban regime, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls. Later that year, the Pakistani military intervened, culminating in the expulsion of the Taliban from the Swat Valley. Yousafzai has since been nominated for several awards, and has won Pakistan's first National Peace Prize.
On 9 October 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by a Taliban gunman while returning home on a school bus.Malala Yousafza, who dreamt a country where "education would prevail", has reminded me of a young Jewish girl, Anne Frank, whose diary had created similar sensations worldwide. All those hardships she had to undergo hiding in her Secret Annexe always inspire me not to give up. Although Anne had a tragic end, our star Gul Makai (her pen name in the diary) is yet to rise. The way she has been advocating about women’s rights in such a young age, we can surely predict she can compensate the loss of Benejir Bhutto.
She is an amazing inspiration to me. Likewise, personally I am very much proud of my parents. As in the earlier assignment I had mentioned about my father's contribution, they both loved each other so much but still they decided to be far away just to be enriched with the beam of education. How important is it to us?
My mother now contributes half of the expenses of the family. And this is possible only through education. She has not only dissolved in the family but is an important part of it.
Similarly, another issue raising in my society is that now girls are educated to get a better man for her. Isn't it hilarious?
We are educated not to be independent but to find richer and educated men as they demand an educated and earning wives today.
Education and all its facets when observed with the social processes gets really complex. But still, I think things are changing. We need to have patience as well as courage to spark the change and observe aftermath.