An educated woman educates the whole family
Quote by Brigham Young: “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educa...”
Educate a Woman and You Educate a Family; Educate a Girl and You Educate the Future
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We're on their trail, and we've got many fresh leads to chase down — please support our work. My name is Arige Meri. I'm Syrian, years-old. I have a Master's degree in the field of law, specialising in human rights. I was raised in a well-educated family, I have 4 sisters. My father teaches us that education is a weapon — it will always keep us on the safe side. Some rights reserved.
As a child I was very bright and eager to learn. My Dad would -test my spellings daily and my Mam would read with me each night. I joined the Enid Blyton fan club and was heavily involved in sports. I wanted to be a vet when I grew up. However, something happens to enthusiastic and aspirational children as they move toward their teen age years. You begin to recognise that your parents and neighbours aren't doctors or pilots and that begins to shape your idea of what is expected of you. It is not that you have any less potential than anyone else but you are faced with much more barriers than communities of a higher class.
As I intervened to disagree with the Sheikh, he interrupted me to add that most educated girls of today are impure, too particular, and boastful. I did my utmost to convince him that educating women is power, and it is the latter that has made developed and powerful countries what they are today. Educating women, I explained to him, is akin to educating a society or even a generation. No matter how hard I tried to prove him wrong, he never seemed to be convinced. In reality, I did not find his adamant attitude surprising, for I very well know how this Sheikh and his likes think about women and how they lead their unreasonably conservative lives. I was lucky to talk over the issue of educating women with him, particularly that I know many of his female relatives, including his daughters.
We know that educating boys and girls, men and women, is morally right. But educating girls and women is especially effective because when we educate them, the benefits are felt throughout the whole community. The positive relationship between female education and overall development outcomes is well established. However, it is the dynamic that underpins that correlation which merits drawing out. An educated woman is better able to educate her own children who, in turn, will be more likely to receive school education themselves.