03 Oct Small Ways We Can Make Education More Accessible
In the United States, Canada, and Europe many of us take education and the normalcy surrounding it for granted. For Americans, it’s the law that all kids go to some sort of school. Canada and most European countries have these laws as well. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case in every country.
Many countries do not have readily available access to education. Nations like South Sudan, Afghanistan, and Niger all have literacy rates below 30%. To put that into perspective, in the United States almost 99% of the population is literate.
Take a moment to think about everything you learned how to do in school. Math, writing, science, even social skills. 101 million children do not attend school worldwide for a multitude of reasons. A lack of education also calls for a lack of stable income later in life, says UNICEF. One of the biggest contributors to a lack of education is the lack of accessibility.
How Can I Help?
Study Abroad and Teach
There are many programs that will allow you to get university credit for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. This is a great option, you gain insight into a new culture and get hands-on experience teaching. It makes giving back seem effortless.
Many students speak very highly of these experiences, they are very rewarding and your impact is visible in the lifelong relationships you build with the students you teach.
If you’re interested in helping teach English as a foreign language but you’re not quite ready to go abroad, don’t worry. You can become certified to teach English as a foreign language online.
Support Socially Conscious Brands
A social enterprise is a company that supports a great cause while you also get something in return. We all have to buy so many things and there are many one for one brands they will donate the same product or something equally amazing to someone in need on your behalf. These are companies like Toms Shoes, who donate a pair to a child in need for every pair you buy.
Education is at the heart of everything we do here at Learningonline.xyz, it’s our passion. Learn a new skill or language today and help someone gain access to a meaningful education.