Lives in crisis: “conflict, education and new hope”
There is a hidden crisis in countries in the world in regions affected
by conflict as it has an enormous impact on children’s ability to access
education denying them the basic rights to attend school.
Many girls are either denied of an education or have never completed an
education and some girls have become mothers of eight, nine or ten children
but cannot read or write. We need to do something which will provide girls
the chance to stay in school and complete their education, especially in poor
remote areas.They have no advocate and no voice to give them this right
and the situation is getting worse.
Girls as young as 11 year olds are offered marriage and these girls are
determined to marry as culture and society dictates but this has a detrimental
effect on the future of their life as they have no prospect of employment and
are financially dependent on the husband for the rest of their lives. Charities
need to work on projects which provide a pillar of support for these girls and
appoint mentors so these girls can see the bigger picture of life and marry
when they truly ready.
The crisis of schooling is not localised to South Sudan but the current situation
in Syria has displaced young children – before the war nearly every child had
a primary education. As many as 22% of the 22,000 state schools are unusable
for education purposes. Consequently, conflict impacts millions of children in
the short term and effects their future for years to come.
Where there are conflicts, children are more likely to form themselves into
gangs, be attracted and recruited by armies, and take part in sexual violence
and so on.
When these conflicts end, funding rarely restores the situation. Charities need
to help here. To curtail this, the UN needs to play a larger role in bringing an
end to the destruction of schools and education centres and their use by
armed forces, armies and government during a countries conflict.
Parents are afraid as one child said, “…they were hitting schools. Many children
died so we got scared and stopped going to school. No children would go to
school, it was too dangerous,” Saba, 13, year old in Syria.
Improve Tuition is seeking to partner with some reputable world charities who
can organise internet support in these countries so online tutoring classes in
maths, English and science can be offered through tutors and teachers
outside these conflict countries.
Faheem Hassan says, “We want to partner with charities to offer free online
tuition to these deprives regions of the world where conflict is denying children
a right to education.
“Free online tuition in shapes, online tutoring in handling data and online
tutoring in English will help children in poverty and war regions of the world”.
If you are a charity and you are more interested in partnering with Improve
Tuition in conflicted affected countries then why not contact.
Article by Mr G Dabhad
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