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"VOF Week 4:(My Vision for Change)."

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Few years ago, in a school at Chittagong, a father beat his son so that he could not join the school and could help him earn money to run the family. Today the boy has become a drug addict and beats his working parents if he is not given any money. Parents were supposed to protect their children and educate them. If so, why did the father beat him then?
5 years ago, I met a HIV infected person in a workshop I attended on World AIDS day. The guy shared his feelings of guilt, for making his wife and child suffer. Why did he transmit the disease then?
Few years ago, a girl from my native village was left alone by her husband. Being divorced, the girl had to work for low wages in a garment factory to earn the life of her and her unborn child. Why did she work in a garment factory then?
For all the above questions, there is only one simple answer i.e. Illiteracy. I believe had the father, the man and the girl been educated, they would not have committed what they did. If we give a closer look, lack of education seems to be root cause of most of the problems. If only people all over the world are educated, we can use the intelligent minds to develop our home, the world.
In my countries, gaining education involves living behind the four walls of school and shutting one’s mind in the pages of book. And what do we do in exams? Simple, we regurgitate what we memorized. This is how children in Nepal spend their education life. Children are not encouraged to be creative and utilize their education. Thus I believe if we make a system where an educated person educates other people who lack opportunities to gain it from institution, it will be beneficial. One day I thought, instead of stuffing children with boring histories, why don’t we let them make a history?
If every school encourages its students to teach at least 2 children who do not have money to pay for their education, it benefits both the tutor and the learner. Rather than giving tons and tons of writing, this could be a part of their vacation assignment. Because “if you won’t teach, they won’t learn; if they won’t learn, they won’t do; if they won’t do, their offspring won’t which then leads to a chaos.”
Nepal is a poor country of rich people. I believe this is the condition of many developing south Asian countries. Government and private offices have provident fund system that cuts a part of people’s salary to save for future use. Why not establish similar system for educating children then? I think the government should make a policy (because government is the main authoritative body and people tend to follow rules if they are put in action by government) to save money from people’s salary that goes for education sector. If we secure future of our children, we can secure future of our country.
Being a part of community with people who share same objectives such as Pulse wire has helped to understand my life and lives of other people as well. I have known many stories, experiences and observations that might have remained unheard and unknown without the World pulse. So I think being only a part of this community has served me a lot. Regarding being a correspondent, I believe it gives me a privilege to explore more about lives of people incorporating it with modern information technology. And again, I can utilize the benefits in serving other members and people by letting them know what I know. I believe the ever-existing urge to learn new things and getting the advantage by being a correspondent is the reason I want to be one. After all, who would want to lose such an opportunity to view the world through different window.

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angela saunders's picture

...not me!!

I would not want to lose such an opportunity - for you to have! You are talented, and I really hope that you get the opportunity to be a World Pulse Correspondent. You have so much insight to share, it would be a shame if you weren't given the opportunity to do that. And plus, being only slightly self centered, I want to be able to read your writing in print years and years from now and say "awww Prabi, I knew her once!"
Cheers!

jadefrank's picture

Hi Prabisha, I completely

Hi Prabisha,

I completely agree with you, that education is the answer to many of our world's problems. And that education starts with you. If you can gather the tools you need to be a grassroots correspondent, then you can use your writing to educate the people of power and the people of capacity in your country and convince them of the need for greater education of the masses - especially young girls and women. You have the power to bring great change to Nepal and to the world. I am so excited to see what amazing things you will do. Please continue to share your journey with us here on PulseWire and to write about your experiences and your thoughts on what's happening in Nepal. I especially love this line:

"One day I thought, instead of stuffing children with boring histories, why don’t we let them make a history?"

Your journal brought to mind as song I learned as a little girl that still sticks in my head. It's simple, but holds a clear message:

Knowledge is power, you know what I know
The more you learn, the farther you'll go
If you get an education you'll be taking a stand
Because knowledge is power, grab it while you can!

Warm regards,
Jade

prabisha's picture

Thank you

Dear Ms. Angela,

I am really thankful to you for you have always been so supportive and encouraging to me. I am so fortunate to have a teacher like you with a great heart.

With kind regards,
Prabi

Peace
Prabi

prabisha's picture

Hello Jade, I am so grateful

Hello Jade,

I am so grateful for sharing the song. I really liked it so much. Those four lines really hold a great words of inspiration. I am so glad that I am a part of this community with people like you.

With warm regards,
Prabi

Peace
Prabi

Rachelle_W's picture

VOF Week 4

Keep on working to educate others and being involved in World Pulse! You have some very interesting ideas about educational opportunities and possibilities...

Learn something new every day!! :)

Best of luck!

-Rachelle

prabisha's picture

Thank you

Dear Rachelle,

Thank you so much for your inspiring words. I am grateful to the PulseWire team from providing me such an opportunity to meet people like you.

With kind regards,
Prabi

Peace
Prabi

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