“It is human nature that we don’t learn the importance of anything until it is snatched away from our hands. In Pakistan, when we were stopped from going to school, at that time I realized that education is the power for women. That is why terrorists are afraid of education. They don’t want women to get education so they do not become powerful,” says Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban.
This 17-year old advocate of children’s education knows the true value of education because she understands the role it plays in society. The question is, if we, with our fancy degrees and cushy jobs, perceive the importance of education?
All social evils stem from a lack of education. Most criminals indicate a childhood deprived of education and guidance. Children’s education holds the key to a safe, progressive and nurturing environment. Education paves the way for a more equitable, unbiased society for it helps children blossom into tolerant, upright citizens.
While we often understand this in theory, we fail to translate this thought process into the desired outcome. Or perhaps, if we have the inclination and the heart to make a difference, we may not know how to go about it. In this regard, Bal Utsav engages with individuals like you and me in contributing to children’s education.
A non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to fostering educated and empowered global citizens, Bal Utsav believes education is the right of every child. Holistic development of our society is subject to education and development of each and every child. Bal Utsav’s straightforward philosophy urges the society at large to get involved in education at the grassroots level. This professional education organization works with school going and out-of-school children along with their parents and teachers.
If we have the will to contribute, we are already empowered to be the change agents. Our efforts, time and money can help children claim what’s always been theirs – the right to education and growth. Bal Utsav’s unique teaching methodologies and education initiatives provide opportunities to engage proactively to make a difference in a child’s life. Efficacious programmes like schools for children of construction workers and tribal children, The Museum School, teaching skills and effective parenting sessions touch upon all aspects of a child’s immediate environment, thus bolstering the overall growth and progress of children.
To contribute to Bal Utsav’s endeavor, let’s volunteer, join a supporter group or an event! Let’s advocate and campaign for children’s education to nurture their precious tomorrows. Let’s impart a child the means to get an education he can use to be a world citizen. Get involved so every child can grow up to create a world we are proud of.
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