Education, Not for All

As summer breezes on by it could only mean one thing, another school year is about to start. Some are excited for it as they have everything laid out for them and some dread it as they have a lot to prepare and even funding for college to worry about. Yet some can only hope to go to school. Take female Muslims for example. It is defiant to their culture for women to get education especially those that are in their native land. In fact, up until this modern day, the literacy rate of women in Pakistan is only 30%. They believe that women are made to work inside the home and therefore are not entitled to go to graduate school.

The religious fanatics in their culture strongly believe in this ideal and see to it that reinforcement is done. So much so that thirty-five colleges and 995 schools have been bombed in Pakistan.

As the women in this religion become more aware of their rights and their dreams, they go against the belief and seek education. Malala Yousafzai is one these women who strive to fight for this right and not only is it for women and kids in her country of Pakistan but all over the world too. She has asked petition from the United Nations to have all children attend school by the year 2015. While this is a far cry, it is big step toward her dreams and the dream of children. She is an inspiration to women everywhere and hopefully grants for single mothers are founded in her name someday.

When she was only aged 11, she did all that she can to increase awareness of the deprivation for education by blogging about her views through BBC. She brought attention to this issue and had The New York Times film a documentary on her. Here attempts outraged the Taliban that she was shot in the neck and head on her way home from school. Luckily, she survived and continues to strive to provide education to every child. She was even nominated for a Nobel Peace Price.