The importance of education in Kibera.
Education is one fundamental resource that every human being should be
subjected to. In Kibera slums we have a huge lot of uneducated youths
who end up terrorizing the lives of their educated counterparts.
Without proper education here in Kibera Slums, a large majority ends
up becoming exactly the opposite of what society expects from them.
Boys start stealing and breaking into people’s homes. This is
therefore a major source of insecurity but with proper education this
profanity can be reversed hence the youths here can be kept busy with
schoolwork or engage themselves with other legit things that can help
build this vast community of Kibera or themselves as individuals.
Through proper education, the youths can come up with innovative ideas
of how they can uplift their living standard here in Kibera. Come up
with business ideas where one can be his/her own boss to ease this
huge number of unemployment and joblessness. Through this then
insecurity and cases of thefts and robberies will be narrowed down. As
we all know, „an idle mind is the devil’s workshop“. The youths here
need to be kept busy at all times guaranteed that at the end of the
day, they’ll have earned a living. People here need to prosper and
live and not just to survive for the day. Survival is what makes the
typical human being to do things that are not in line with what the
society expects. And for one to live and prosper then education comes
in as the most significant resource.
Majority of the youths I have come across only finished their form
four education and it’s not that they failed to qualify for a course
at the university. Money happens to be a big problem here hence a lot
of them don’t go to the university because of school fees issues. But
majority of them would really want to further their education if they
get like a wellwisher or a sponsor for that matter.
Now here’s exactly what education will do to the youths of Kibera:
Improve the living standard of people hence reducing crimes and
lowering poverty levels.
Education will aid nature intellect to a broader perspective.
Through education we alleviate the living standards of the people of
Kibera by creating skilled labour since most of the people living in
Kibera are working as semi-skilled hence they end up living poorly
because of underpayment and poor wages but through education we can be
able to raise the living standards of the upcoming generation.
Through education the youths can know and learn ways by which they can
fit well in the society and stop idling around which will end up with
things like doing drugs and robberies.
That means education is a basic significant resource that every human
being should be subjected to.
By Storitellah Bryan Jaybee, Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya.