Despite UNICEF’s stance on every child having the right to education, around one in three children around the world do not go to school. Many of these children are underprivileged. Especially in developing countries, underprivileged children face education-related difficulties because of one cause or another. Let’s look at these difficulties and their solutions.
Inability to Afford Food Supplies
From papers, binders, hand sanitizers, and pencils, many students are unable to afford these necessary school supplies. Such underprivileged students can scrape by acquiring these supplies through donations made by charitable organizations and supply giveaways from education-focused crowdsourcing platforms.
Eating Daily Meal Can’t be Afforded
Eating daily and healthy meals are part of the process of developing a child’s cognitive abilities for academic success. For many students, having an everyday meal isn’t a guarantee. Courtesy of food donations made by nonprofit organizations such as School Lunch Fairy and more, many kids are assured to have at least a lunch each day.
Participating in Extracurricular Activities is Unachievable
School guidance counselors have countless times stated the importance of students getting involved in extracurricular activities. Nevertheless, the high cost associated with these activities can discourage some students from taking part. A possible remedy to this problem is that schools should try as much as possible to cut down the costs of these extracurricular activities to make them highly inclusive.
As an educator, you should be always open to listen to whatever plight children are passing through. You could offer them a solution if only you can get them to talk to you.
Many children are unable to go to school because their homes are very distant from school and they can’t afford transportation. Many schools today have afforded such students vehicular assistance to ensure that they are educated.
In many societies, due to poverty or cultural factors, males are educated while females are not. According to the World Bank, girls are four times more likely to be out of school than boys. The solution to this is to make education mandatory for all, irrespective of gender.
There you have it! Above are some solutions for education-related difficulties in underprivileged students. A lot of underprivileged children have to struggle to overcome numerous challenges during their learning processes. With the ideas above, you can help these kids get through these difficulties. Thus, learning can become easier for them and open doors of opportunity.