Internationally reknown American educationist John Dewey once said,
I believe that education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.
Therefore, irrespective of race and gender, education makes it possible for all people from different walks of life to stand out equal. It is one of the most powerful things that gives a human being an understanding of the world around them. It is a vital human right and plays a key role in human, social and economic development.Majority of children born in underprivileged families would give everything to stay in school and have the chance to learn; but how much do these children have to offer? Their families survive on less than a dollar ($1) per day. With more than 5 children in such families that are usually child-headed, they will not afford to provide and support quality education for all their children. This leads to high school dropout rates, hence abject poverty.The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child elaborate that every girl and boy should have the right to quality education. However, circumstances caused by loss of parents at a tender age, conflict and poverty have blocked millions of children all over the world from exercising their education right.Regardless of whether one is from an underprivileged or privileged family, educated or not, for survival and sustainability, most, if not all people, compete for the same resources. In the end, the most vulnerable and marginalized groups especially girls end up into early marriages, teenage pregnancy and doing odd jobs.On average, it costs US$1.25 a day per child in developing countries (low and lower-middle income) to complete the pre-primary and secondary education cycle (13 years). For families that survive on less than a dollar per day, this is impossible without any external support.Education is the most powerful weapon and your support can ensure that a child or more tastes the power that lies within it. Support onechild to stay in school and touch the lives of thousands more.