Everyone is Entitled to an Education

Everyone is Entitled to an Education

I am so very, very grateful to have been born into a wonderful family and been given ample opportunity to Get an education Be in a position where I can use it It is a tragedy that over 1.3 billion people suffer in extreme poverty including hunger, malnutrition and limited or no access to education. Knowledge is Power. Education is Everything. Right now you’re probably scratching your head as to why I’m writing about something that has nothing to do with my practice. Bear with me. Consider this… 3 billion people live on less than US$2 a day. 1.4 billion people live on less than US$1.25 a day – the definition of those who live under the condition of “extreme global poverty.” Poverty is Crippling 2.6 billion people around the world do not have access to adequate sanitation and about 885 million people do not have access to clean water Inadequate access to healthcare sees nearly 11,700 people die every day from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Nearly two-thirds of these people are living in sub-Saharan Africa Women are even More at Risk According to the U.N., the majority of impoverished people are women, who globally earn roughly half as much as men Women in developing countries travel an average of almost four miles each day to collect water People living in the poorest slums can pay as much as ten times more for water than those in high-income areas of their own cities Children are the Most Vulnerable Approximately 600 million children live in extreme poverty An estimated 30,000 children die each day as a result – this is...