- Posted May 11, 2013 by
Muntinlupa City, Philippines
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Girls + Education: Your message
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Education Would Give A Girl Or A Woman The Opportunity To Have A Stable Career And An Assurance Of Economic Well-Being In The Near Future
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
I have a 12-year old daughter whose name is Beatrice Pinera. She graduated from elementary with honors. She’s right now a 2nd year high-school student. I always tell my daughter to finish her studies. I had already explained to her many times that “finishing college would somehow guarantee her of acquiring a stable career, which in turn would assure her of financial independence and economic well-being in the near future.” It’s the same with all the girls and women out there. Education will hone the talents and abilities of a woman to give her the opportunity of having a stable career in the near future. Such stable career will make the woman a co-equal of her husband at the time she gets married. Education will also give the woman the advantage of contributing to the betterment of her village and society in general. An educated woman will surely contribute to the well-being of this planet and to overall human progress.
If educated women will have stable careers and become financially independent, then they will move up the social ladder and become recognized for the achievements that they will produce in their respective human endeavors. Women will then become fulfilled as citizens of this world, since they will be able to express their creativity and productivity in their respective communities. Educated women can therefore make people listen to their intelligent ideas, expertise, rational opinions, empirical thoughts and pragmatic visions. Education is a major element in making a woman truly-creative and really productive in the community where she resides.
Both man and woman have the same need or desire to enjoy their civil liberties, human rights and cherished freedom. Educated women have the knowledge and skills to enlighten themselves and others about the truth that men and women have equal rights. Educated women have the knowledge and skills to promote the reality that men and women were born free and are equal when it comes to “inherent natural rights.” Education helps women to embrace the reality that women are co-equals of men.
Education helps women to claim their basic rights and realize their potential in all known human endeavors. A woman will feel fulfilled and become truly alive if she successfully gains proper education. Since women are the main caregivers in almost all communities in this world of ours, if they are educated, they can surely contribute to the welfare, social justice and education of the present generation as well as the next and coming generations. The right to have proper and good-quality education, without discrimination, has been enshrined, included and reaffirmed in all major international human rights charters and conventions.
If you’re a woman who is planning to get married in some future time, then you must consider “education as a husband who would never let you down.” If you’re a woman who doesn’t have any intention of getting married, then you can view “education as a trusted companion who will cheer you up to maintain self-confidence and help you out in solving problems.” Girls and women all over the world must strive hard to go to schools and finish their studies because education would surely unlock their full potential of becoming achievers in their chosen vocations, careers and professions.
(NOTE: The 2 pictures in this iReport had shown me with my daughter Beatrice Pinera when she graduated from elementary school in April, 2012.)