Unicef’s New Campaign: A Child’s Education Is A Basic Human Right
August 23rd, 2017
August 23rd, 2017
The first thing you do when you become a parent is think about your child’s education. Even before they are born, you look for the best school to enroll them in, head to your bank in order to open a college savings account and register them in all sorts of social activities to learn music, sports, languages, etc.
Whatever you do, it is always about providing your children with the best education in order to prepare them for the future.
Today, education is not a luxury, it is a basic human right. No child is supposed to grow up without having the opportunity to go to school. Of course, not every parent can afford to send their kids to private schools. But a lot of the public schools are as good as their private counterparts, in many cases, the instructors and the academic programs are the same. It is also important to note that Lebanese kids under the age of 15 are admited to public schools for free.
Now, more than ever, Lebanese families are facing financial difficulties leaving many of them with the unfortunate decision to drop their kids out of school. Other kids are also forced to leave school after the unfortunate loss of a parent and their inability to pay their tuitions.
On a parallel note, we should not of the refugee kids, these abandoned little children that we see on TV, we come across them at every intersection, they are sitting at the edge of the road waiting for the red light to approach you and ask for money. These kids should not be on the street, we cannot get used to seeing them begging for money. They need to be in school, they need to have a decent education, they need to have a better tomorrow.
Unicef and the Ministry of Education launched a social campaign called #AbtalAlMadrasa in order to raise awareness about the importance of education. We all agree and approve about the importance of education for all, it’s time to take action and do something to help out.
check the video below:
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