Last few years will be remembered as one of the biggest years of extremist violence around the world. The West experienced several brutal tragedies, while those in the Middle East and central Africa endured unimaginable suffering at the hands of such terrorist groups as Boko Haram and ISIS.
Still , education is the biggest enemy to socialism.
Although many voices are speaking out for this problem, it’s just not enough in today’s world. The most insightful is that of Malala Yousafzai. Since winning the Nobel Peace Prize, this remarkable young woman has campaigned for investment in education in developing countries. Malala — shot in the face by Taliban extremists while walking to school — knows better than anyone that education is the enemy of radicalism. Fundamentalists try to prevent people from accessing schools, particularly women, because these fanatics’ hate is complemented by serious ignorance.
While no leader would disagree with Malala, there is a noticeable lack of political will to make education a global priority. I think it’s about time to fight “ignorance” and “desperation” through an Education for All campaign, openly declaring education as a basic human right. This way, every child on the planet is guaranteed a solid education.
Technological innovation is the only key
The fact that we lack resources to innovate in education is as true now as it was 10 years ago. Technology is providing us with a solid opportunity to rethink the way education is supported everywhere. Smartphones are the most relevant example, astonishing us every day with how ubiquitous the devices have become. In a few years down the lane, more than 60% of the population will own smart phones and will be connected.
But truely speaking that’s not enough in today’s world, that’s why people like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Google’s Sundar Pichai and the new CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, are pushing for 100 percent Internet access for the whole wide world. Consider what that means: the first major global inequality — an information inequality — to be completely erased. We’re not talking distant future, either, but within the next five years.
When discussing global initiatives, it is obvious free education tools are the ultimate global delivery system for education — especially in the poorest nations. This is important when discussing global education initiatives.
Government and private tech must initiate.
All of this is possible with a commitment and the will to do from world governments, but also from tech sectors. Private firms seem very keen to build a truly global Internet, but they do not come forward about the content they would deliver . Getting the world online freely is fine —Using the immense power of information technology to raise standards of living around the world would be something extraordinary.
Education won’t eradicate extremism. Studies have shown that even the most educated people harbor hate and commit acts of violence. But let us go with the saying of Malala ,
Ignorance and poverty play a major role in providing soldiers to the armies of global extremists.
That’s why terrorist groups so passionately oppose learning, and why we should do everything and anything possible to provide a solid education for every child on earth.