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Date Posted: Fri, Jun 16 2006, 07:14:48pm
I would say that education (formal) is necessary, but does not help when one does not know what they want. By that I mean that we all should have some basis from which education can take on from. If females themselves do not have a purpose in life and do not know what they want, how can they value education. Education should be something that should be a process that we should enter into to take us through to achieve our goals in the end. For example, if a young lady wants to be a nurse, she would look for ways to become one, and she will know very well that to be one she has to go to school, and eventually through the different stages that will land her in a nursing college. However, if she does not know what she wants to become, she will only be taking a joy ride wasting her parents money only to say that 'mi pinisim grade 10'.
So, in order to help our little ones you and I need to educate them too, to set goals in life, stress how education can help achieve their goals and so on. Without this they will not know any better.
I still believe that you and I need to be the agents of change, first in our families, then our communities and the province as a whole. If we all can play that part of a change-agent we will definitely help change our society from man-is-man to man and woman can work together for a better life.
Having said that, I believe that even if there was no such thing as education I would still be successful as a subsistence farmer because I believed in hard-work as a child. So, what I am saying is, even female colleagues should have goals and purpose in life and look to education to help them achieve these. Education cannot be forced on females. They must want it. They will not be any better than their belief and value systems.
I do agree however, that education helps to improve understanding if we will let it.
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