education change a mirror become a window

Life gives us brief moments… but sometimes at those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime. It’s not a story about how I joined AIESEC but a story about a day in my internship which can change my point of view about the meaning and the aim of life

When I ask every children that I ever met about this question, they will answer like what I will write

What are you looking for in this life? Peace, rich, esteem, pride.

What are you doing to reach it? Be success with my own way (doctor, engineer, teacher, businessman, police, stewardess)

Realize it or not the important thing to reach what are they looking for in this life just with education. Without education everything which meaningful become so meaningless. “From zero to hero” a sentence that described how important education as basic of life. why? Because it can change the people who don’t have anything (zero) become have everything (hero) . According to UNESCO education is the key to unlocking a country’s and personal potential for economic, health, and gender quality growth. If all student in low income countries left school with basic reading skills 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty. This is equal to a 12% cut in global poverty (EFA GMR, UNESCO  :8) . So education rate of the country equal with their affluence.

What are you thinking about education? Always related with read and writing in formal school right? . actually education not as specify as that you taught. Education is more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. It is one of the most important investment country can make in its people and its future and its critical to reducing poverty and inequality.

Now a days every country try to one step forward in education. They created any solution to solve poverty line with education. Some NGO start emphasis one by one to teach all of children especially in suburb area without fee to reach their dream change their faith, change their country and change the world

Kris library, one of NGO which has aim to change the game for poor Filipinos trough active education. The NGO has helped 132 of the poorest Filipino children to get education. The leader arizza nocum said to me that the NGO have highest dream to spark cycle of empowerment, poverty alleviation, peace, and service in the Filipino youth. So, to make it happen  they teach them writing, reading, English, offering scholarship and invite foreigner student to share with them about culture. According to her statement, education that she means not only to give new knowledge for them but also to encouraging them to sustain in life with education, to be success with their own way and to share each others.

As a part of kris library even for a while. I learn a lot about how important education, how hard to survive in this life. Every afternoon when the children attended a class in Kris library with full of spirit I realize that how lucky am I could sit in the class during 12 years to get good education easily, while they are fighting to get proper education.There’s big wishes in them to get better life, to considered by everyone that underestimate them and to make their parents proud of.

God created us with different fates . there are poor and rich, there are educated and uneducated. all differences are created for people to learn, share and always grateful what they have been had.


Education change a mirror become a window. Window that can see a whole world- kartika sukmatullahi




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