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What On This Planet Is More Important Than Children?

Maybe air, water and food but that’s it.

I Was Important In The Life Of A Child

One hundred years from now,

It will not matter,

What kind of car I drove,

What kind of house I lived in,

How much I had in my bank,

Nor what my clothes looked like.

One hundred years from now,

It will not matter,

What kind of school I attended,

What kind of typewriter I used,

How large or small my church.

But the world may be ……

A little better because,

I was important in the life of a child.

The following is copied from a website where a link is no longer available. I have carried out some slight editing to make the message more readable:

Children are the ones who are very vital for deciding how the world is gonna be after some years. So if one can do some good in the life of a child then there can be change, at least a slightest change, in the world to come. And if most of them think on same lines then we can hope of a better future ahead. The main component which decides how the person is going to be in the future or the present is the amount of education he/she has within them.

Education has to be aimed at the overall development of a child. Rural areas have been major victims of lack of educational facilities, that's where most of the children are deprived of even basic education. And coming to urban life it's totally insane. Children are a means of cheap labor who rarely speak against their masters. There have been many drives aimed at preventing Child Labor, but if the child itself is willing to work or the parents are not ready to take their child back, then nothing can be effective or nothing will work.

The only way to do it is to change the education system for such children. Let them have a separate educational system where they are given Vocational Training in parallel with the Basic Education. The training will help them earn their livelihood in the future and also education. And there must be a certain age limit after which the person/child will be allowed to carry on his/her independent work in the area in which he/she has been trained until then he/she will have to be under the scrutiny of the Institute providing training.

Education is the missing link everywhere. Lack of basic education has been a hindrance to many and at most occasions uneducated people get cheated easily. There should be some cash-based incentive for children’s education. Are you planning on buying a car even though you already have one or more? Or are you owning a number of houses? One in each different places? Are you buying something which you already have plenty of? And you don’t need? Then do think before doing so. Read “I Was Important In The Life Of A Child” again. It might have an impact. We hope so.

Children do matter!!

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