Poverty is the state of destitute. Education provides your skills. When you have a skill, people pay you for that. There comes the importance of Education. Education provides you opportunities for a job not only that it is aware you and make you understand the need and demands of the people, create a job for own and for others. Hence, Education is the best weapon to fight against poverty.
Stories of millions are there, who were very poor and after they got an education and gained skills and ideas, they starting earning and improved their life. Education made them rich from the poor. It’s not always about formal education like going to college, school, or getting a degree and then getting a suitable job. Education is about making aware to the people what they can do. It can be done through training or taking informal classes. I remember Kamal Bahadur dai in our village. Before starting his own business, he was very poor, had to do a lot of hardships to feed his family, now he is making good money from fish farming.
The turning point was the fish farming training that he took 1 year back. He was so thrilled about the idea and started his own business. Now he has trained others and provided job opportunities to many villagers. Another case is of Ful Maya didi, she was an hourly wage worker in fields. After she got training in vegetable farming, she started her own business, now she is having a good lifestyle and making good money. One of my friends Ram, who is a doctor now, is from a very poor family. I vividly remember he had barely any money to pay the school fee and college. It was the NGO that helped him throughout his study, to pay for his school or university fee. He was very diligent and later got an MBBS degree. Now he has a good lifestyle. It was not possible without having a good education.
The main motive of education is to make people aware. Making aware of society’s good and bad aspects, making aware about them what they can do. Providing them the knowledge and skills, so that they can have a better life. So now we all know why Education is the best weapon to fight against poverty.