Yes, the saying is true even after decades and centuries.
If you educate a man, you educate an individual but if you educate a woman it is as good as you educated a nation.
Woman has the power to make people listen to her; she has the will to share knowledge to others.
As a mother, teacher, sibling and grandmother she has numerous reason to share knowledge with others.
This is as same as you giving a bowl of rice to someone who either eats it fully or they eat partly to satisfy hunger and use the rest for growing food for future.
The same is depicted in the saying- “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
Power of Education
There is no need to tell people how important education is, each and everyone knows it by now.
It is quite evidently seen how people who are educated leads their life versus those who are not educated. But it is worth spending time and money in providing education to those who cannot afford.
To share education or knowledge you need not be a woman, anybody can do it, if you have the passion.
Opportunity for Future Generations
It doesn’t matter where you studied or how best you were among your class of group.
All it matters is how well you are able to apply things you studied into your everyday life.
To unlock freedom, education is the golden key. Things that you have learnt are things that you have gained, no one or nothing can take this from you even if you wish it give it away.
Educating woman is like a magic multiplier, the benefits can be seen throughout generations.
The simple logic is an educated woman can educate her child better; it also helps her in getting a profession for herself.
The lifestyle is going to be better; this gives more opportunity to grow more good children, thus educated citizens in a country will proportionally increase.
Thus “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
Invest to Reap Benefits
Investing in a woman will make sure benefits are spread to people around her and to her.
It is each of our duty to make sure, the next generation has less number of illiterates- that does not mean you just educate your kids; a penny saved should be invested in educating those kids who cannot afford education.
Serve others with the little you have, your needs will be fulfilled even without your knowledge. Do good to feel good at heart!
Women are the important part of each family, if she is educated and given enough opportunity to flourish- the benefits will be seen in all areas- not just within a family but also in the whole society.
Educating women will help in –
- raising socio-economic factors,
- raises the marriage age,
- lowers growth rate of population,
- increases health indicators such as decrease in infant mortality-rate,
- increases family income.
It doesn’t matter which school you studied, all it matters is how you studied.
If your family can support you at times of needs, you will get necessary focus and attention to concentrate on what you do.
If there is one person to correct you from what is wrong to right, you can bring smile on million faces!
Written By: Ria D’cruz