EDUCATION helps children understand the world around them, makes them independent, and opens the door to better opportunities in life. Therefore, providing education to underprivileged children is a moral duty that is a key to empowering them and breaking the cycle of poverty. Additionally, education broadens the horizons and generates opportunities for such children which they otherwise would not have. It is a powerful tool that can help them rise above their circumstances, improve their living conditions, and pave the way for a brighter, more prosperous future.

Besides, educating underprivileged children not only brings significant social change, but also economic benefits. By providing quality education to these deserving children, we can break the cycle of poverty. Education equips them with the skills needed to secure well-paying jobs and to improve their living standards. It also reduces income inequality, while promoting social harmony. Economically, every child educated is a potential addition to the workforce, contributing to the national economy.

Apart from this, education fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, helping the country drive the needed economic growth. Hence, investing in the education of underprivileged children is a smart economic move in addition to a moral obligation. Let us not waste this resource.

Sohail Ahmed
Karachi

Published in Dawn, April 2nd, 2024

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