Education entails acquiring knowledge to understand better the various disciplines used in our everyday lives. ‘Education’ refers to the information we gain and experience outside of books or classrooms, as well as the knowledge that we receive and experience in schools, our homes, and as members of society. Our ideas on life alter due to learning; education is crucial for personal development and growth in the community.
Value of teaching at a much younger age. Our first tryst with learning begins at home, and our first teachers are our parents, grandparents, and often siblings. The importance of education lies in its continuity; learning is a lifetime process that will stop with our death. It is the foundation for the development of a healthy individual and society. Our world cannot have a bright future if our culture lacks education.
Education is the key to change
It is an essential tool that allows a person to understand their rights and responsibilities to their family, society, and nation. It improves a person’s ability to view the world and to fight against misdoings such as injustice, corruption, and violence, among other things.
A good education helps empower you, thus making you strong enough to look after yourself in any situation. It keeps you aware of your given surroundings and the rules and regulations of the society you’re living in. It’s only through knowledge that you can be able to question authority for its negligence or discrepancies. Only then can you avail your rights as a citizen and seek improvement in the structural functioning of governance and economy. It’s only when a citizen is aware about the policies of its government can he be able to support or protest the change.
Pakistan is facing a serious Challenge to ensure all children ,particularly the most disadvantaged, attend, stay and learn in school .while enrollment and retention rates are improving , progress has been slow in improving education in indicators in Pakistan.UNICEF supports the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to significantly reduce the number of OOSC at pre-primary, primary and lower secondary levels. Our education programme is focusing on Early Childhood Education (ECE) to improve school readiness.
Women’s rights and gender equality
We are all entitled to humen rights, but across the globe many women and girls still face discrimination.Women’s rights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls worldwide. They formed the basis for the women’s rights movement in the 19th century and the feminist movements during the 20th and 21st centuries. In some countries, these rights are institutionalized or supported by law, local customs, and behaviour; in others, they are ignored and suppressed.
Gender equality is the goal, while gender neutrality and gender equity are practices and ways of thinking that help in achieving the goal.Gender equality is more than just equal representation, it is strongly tied to women’s rights, and often requires policy . UNICEF says gender equality “means that women and men, and girls and boys, enjoy the same rights, resources, opportunities and protections. It does not require that people of all genders be the same.
Gender equality has been an issue of contention and polarization in Pakistan since the nation was born in 1947; with opposing views falling along the lines of extreme Islamist religiosity and secularism.
Pakistan’s democratic future relies on the active engagement of women not only in the political sphere but all sectors of society; if the country is to build its institutional capacity— female empowerment is a compulsory prerequisite.