Poverty Is the biggest enemy of education on every level. Poor children fall victim to health issues and lifestyle that hinder their ability to study or learn.
Education can help in the eradication of poverty, those in poverty can only benefit from education. Right education can lift people from poverty and can also improve their health issues, financial crisis, it can change their lives. It is the fact that poverty is both cause and effect of lack of opportunity.
Lack of education causes many issues such as:
- Poor health or nutrition deficiency is seen among people due to illiteracy.
- Lack of education causes gender inequality.
- lack of skilled labor and less productivity is seen.
- Lack of opportunity as people are ignorant. Hence lifestyle is low.
These are some problems faced by the poors, as their common characterstics include – Nutritional deficiency, low standard of living, large size of family, unemployment.
“Education is not a way to escape poverty, it is a way to fight it” – J. Nyerere