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The Importance of Child Education in 2021

Child Education importance in India 2021

Schooling a poor in India:

Child Education defines the human civilization. From living in the forests in the ancient times, to making space shuttles and understanding the dynamics of universe; humanity has surely come a long way. All of this has been possible due to Knowledge and human mind. In such times, early Child Education is necessary for sustenance. It gives us the power to think, analyze and recreate. Education is needed in almost all spheres of life; medicine, engineering, law and order or liberal arts. Overall, it makes us a better individual and we develop a better emotional intelligence. No words will ever be enough to define the value of Education and the wonders it does. Knowledge expands a person’s intellect. Today, Education has become a necessity and it is almost impossible to thrive without it.

 

“Knowledge is the new rich,

                                 Arm yourself with it.”

The competition keeps increasing day by day. Child Education has become a crucial topic in these recent years. It helps in molding the young minds so when they grow up, they will bring glory to the country. Education is the best investment as it enables a child to stand on his own feet in the future. All the children should be encouraged and supported to get a good Education. The Education they get will become a pillar of their dreams in the future. Without Education, their dreams will seldom take flight because every field requires an abundance of skills these days.

A group of girls sitting outside a classroom

How do we make Education available to all? Off course, getting Education is not at all an easy job . It requires physical and mental labor, as well as financial resources. Sometimes, all the financial resources get exhausted and people tend to take huge loans from the banks. In such competitive conditions, how do a poor seek education? All these questions often come in mind of people and they take a step back.

[ This NGO in Ahmedabad is providing free education to poor children coming from underprivileged(under poverty line) families from all over Gujarat. ]

Following are the few most frequently asked questions regarding this subject. Continue reading to learn more regarding it.

What is Child Education and how much is it?

According to Wikipedia, Child benefit or children’s allowance is a social security payment which is distributed to the parents or guardians of childrenteenagers and in some cases, young adults. A number of different countries operate different versions of the program.”

Off course, the conditions and testing methods vary from country to country. The method used in Iran may not be used in South Korea because every country has its own policies and governance system. In India, Parents get a child insurance of up to 8,000 INR per child. However, the amount is variable and is different for different groups of people. The maximum number of children/siblings receiving this benefit is three.

How to claim Child Education?

All the children till the age of 20 (or till the time they pass 12th) are eligible for receiving Child Education Allowance. However, for the case of Divyang child, the age is 22 years. The person should own the required set of certificates and proofs in order to claim it.

How Child Labor affects Education?

Child Labor is one of the biggest hurdles in educating children. Most of the poor people refrain from enrolling their children in schools due to lack of money. Although Government schools are almost free, there is definitely a lack of awareness. Many do not understand the importance of Knowledge and Education. They believe that Child Education is a myth and will not be of any advantage to them. This takes away the basic rights of children. Many bright minds are not able to pursue studies due to this and their life becomes limited to construction sites.

An Educated person is always able to stand on his own as well as help his family too. It is a long term investment. But the problem of child labor makes it difficult to attain this goal.

How to improve Child Education?

A child’s mind is like soft clay. It can be molded in any kind of shape. If children are fascinated by Education from a younger age, it will become easier for them to understand the world as an adult. What’s important for them is to get a hold of it, and that can be done by making learning fun and more interactive.

There are plenty number of ways to create a healthy learning environment.

  • Firstly, Education should not be limited to the four walls of the classroom. Learning should have no barriers and restrictions. Children should be able to have the freedom to think beyond and keep forward their opinions and interpretations without any fear or hesitation.
  • There should be a close knit student-teacher relationship in every institution. From the times of Mahabharata, Teachers have been given the respect equivalent to God. It is because Teachers nurture a child and make him into a better human being. Teachers have the power to highly influence a child’s mind.
  • If there is an emotional connection between the teacher and his pupils, children would be more excited to go to schools and will have a positive outlook towards studies. The best way to do this is by building trust.  Children should be able to interact freely with their teachers.

What is Child Education plan?

Child Education plans are meant to fulfill child’s future expectations and requirements. It comprises of the lump sum of amount that would be needed for the child to have his education.

It is basically an insurance policy that will protect the child’s educations as well as other basic needs in the future.

What is Whole Child Education?

Schools are not just a place to mug up the textbooks. A child learns various virtues of life. He makes friends, learns the difference between right and wrong, decision making and most importantly, learns to accept failures.

Whole Child Education is an approach that focuses on the overall development of  a child’s minds. It comprises of various socio-emotional needs, cognitive needs, teaching math and sciences, and providing all kind of psychological support to the child.

Many teachers these days follow this technique as it is quite effective in nurturing a child completely.

Is Child Education Allowance taxable?

Children Education Allowance: If you are receiving children education allowance from your employer then you are eligible to claim a tax exemption under the Income-tax Act. However, the maximum amount exempted is Rs. 100 per month or Rs. 1200 per annum for a maximum of up to 2 children.”

Why is Girl Child Education so important?

As the wise saying goes:

                “When you invest in a girl’s Education,

            She feeds herself, her community and her                   nation.”

                                                                                                   ~ Prime Minister of Norway “Erna Solberg”

For centuries, girls have lived under oppression. They were always seen below men. The hate crimes towards women kept increasing. These are some of the many reasons people do not invest in girl Education. Due to Patriarchy, Girls have always been ranked below men. Girls belonged to the household, kitchen and her family. She did not have a life of her own. Even if she had the opportunity to study, parents were always scared for their safety.

But the times have progressed. Girls have the equal right to study and make a career in whatever field they want. So, people must not be hesitant in investing in their education.

Women play many roles in her lifetime. If she is educated, she can earn for her family and is capable for supporting her children too. People need to understand this. Women are not an object to the man’s desires and should never be seen like that.

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