Access to quality education is a benefit that, even in the present day, is not afforded to every child with millions around the world forced to work so the family can make ends meet. The benefits of having an education are vast as not only does a school setting provide safety for vulnerable children, but it also provides them with an opportunity in life.
Knowledge is power and, without it, options are limited. Not only does a lack of education directly affect the person denied it, but it will also have a knock-on effect on future generations that may also be denied opportunities due to their economic situation.
Here, we look at five of the most important benefits of having an education and why ensuring that every boy and girl around the world is allowed to go to school helps everyone.
More Employment Opportunities
A good education system gives graduating men and women the tools they need to succeed in life. With the right qualifications, they can work towards applying for positions that demand applicants can demonstrate qualifications of a certain standard. Without having a sufficient education, some doors will remain forever closed.
Additionally, a good education feeds into a natural entrepreneurial spirit which can translate into the opening of new and exciting business ventures. Successful new businesses open new employment opportunities within the community and, potentially, even further afield.
Improves the Economy
As businesses thrive with new talent, as well as start-ups opening their doors, this can only be positive for the economy. Success brings higher revenue and profit which, as business owners or working person knows too well, is taxable and is paid back to the government.
As more employment opportunities become available, this improves the potential of the local area with more people potentially relocating to work for thriving businesses. This, then, has a positive knock-on effect for the local economy with other businesses vying for extra customers – upping demand in the area.
Gives Back to the Community
As well as improving the economy in the local, this also improves the community. As the economy improves so, too, will the budget available to improve facilities and other areas within the area. For example, poorer areas may be able to open orphanages with volunteers working to help keep vulnerable children safe that may otherwise have nowhere else to turn.
Better educated people understand the value of living in a secure community, so it is naturally within their best interests to give back to it. This is why many successful business owners look to take part in projects in their local area.
Higher Income and Prosperous Life
The better the job, the higher the income is likely to be. Money troubles are something that the great majority of us have had to endure at one point or another; it isn’t fun at all. Those who go out to work long hours, barely making ends meet, are more likely to resort to other desperate options. That can lead to getting on the wrong side of the law which, in itself, can restrict future employment opportunities with employers potentially put off by applicants with a criminal record.
Jobs with higher-than-average incomes allow for the person to live a more comfortable life where they do not have to turn to desperate measures to make ends meet. Through not having financial struggles, reduces the risk of stress – there is a clear link between financial woes and mental health issues.
The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword
Finally, knowledge is power, and having the intelligence to articulate your point of view and pursue interests leads to a better quality of life. One of the main reasons why people become violent is because they grow angry and frustrated by not being able to put their point across in such a manner without resorting to violence.
Great leaders have the intelligence to demonstrate patience and self-control, even when anger may be building up inside. The ability to make considered decisions is a trait that is held by those most successful in life.