Today’s children need education more than ever. When we look back on the last century, education was not the main priority among families. They focused on making children work at an early age to help parents earn a living and put food on the table. But as the decades passed, education became an integral part of society. Whereas in the past it was only the boys who went to school and looked for jobs and the girls learned how to keep house, equal opportunities in education became accessible to both girls and boys. Unfortunately, not everyone could afford to go to school for economic and other reasons. Here are just some of the obstacles that students face to realizing their potential at school.
Limited educational materials
Not only do they face a lack of school supplies such as pencils and paper, but when they step into their school, they also do not have enough books and computers to use. That is where educational foundations come in. They provide schools with learning materials and make sure that students have enough resources to use for themselves at the same time. Technology is an integral part of education, and computers and tablets greatly help students achieve learning amidst the challenges that face them.
Teachers also need to be educated further, not just their students. With the help of foundations, teachers can further their knowledge that they will impart to their students. Learning is a two-way process. Students learn from their teachers and teachers learn from training provided to them. With highly trained and skilled teachers, students have an edge, absorbing more information that will become useful to them in the future.
Not enough food to eat
When children are hungry, they cannot process the information fed to them at school. They need to nourish their body, not just their minds. School children in third world countries need food for physical nourishment as well as education for mental nourishment. Foundations hold feeding programs for school children to ensure that they get to absorb information and retain it. Foundations provide healthy foods that are filling and nutritious.
Besides not having enough food to eat, another aspect of poverty that students face is their responsibility to help their parents earn a living. Instead of going to school, they work on farms, in factories and other industries to augment the family’s income for their basic needs such as food. Although a lot of students can work while going to school, most do not have the strength and energy to do these things at once. Scholarships and grants are in place for students who do not have the money to go to school but have the potential to earn college degrees and become competent individuals in the future.
These challenges faced by students on a daily basis, especially those from low-income families are relieved by foundations and philanthropists such as Fatah Chodiev whose primary objective is to provide educational assistance to students who do not have the resources to learn and succeed in the fast-paced world that requires education for them to get ahead of the race.