One Child, One Teacher, And One Book Can Change The World

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Alexandra C. Damiani
ENG 100B
March 23, 2015
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"One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world (Malala Yousafzai)”. The Public Agenda states that over their lifetimes, high school dropouts earn roughly $200,000 less than high school graduates and about $1.4 million less than college graduates. As we can see, it doesn’t affect only the individual, but the entire community as well. Little towns without education, turn into countries deprived from it. Now imagine a world where there’s no school to drop out from because there is simply no way you are allowed to have an education by itself. Well, there’s no need to imagine because this exists in our world today. The education a person receives in high school is crucial for the development of their generation, then why do we see such different varieties and oppressions of it around the world? From one of the best education in the Republic of Finland to the lack of right for one women’s right for one in Pakistani, to a new introduction of Software in India that will help shift the education of technology; places all around the world are being shaped for the better yet other fall behind. In today’s world, a high school diploma is not just a good idea, it’s vital. It’s essential for individuals and their futures
Unicefs statistics show that 50% of out-of-school children live in countries affected by conflict, 50% of out-of-school children live in sub-Saharan Africa and 53% of out-of-school children are girls. One of the most spoken about places without the right for a women’s education is Pakistan. Unicef shows that in Pakistan, only 61.5% young women from the age of 15-24 through the years of 2008- 2012 get an education (“Statistics”). Thousands of young women living in a part of Pakistan have been prevented from going to school after an order from Taliban forces which have seized control of much of the area. So far over fearful of violent attacks that have already seen the torching of over 180 schools in the Swat Valley, school administrators have announced that more than 900 private schools will remain closed until the security situation improves (“Statistics”). Malala Yousafzai is a young girl that has received death threats from the Taliban forces because she is opposes to the fact that the Taliban can band the education for children like herself. At first people ignored her, thought she was just another girl crying for education till the Taliban started attacking girls' schools in Swat. Malala soon gave a speech in Peshawar, Pakistan, on September 2008, titled; "How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?" What she didn’t realize there is that soon after this, her life is