Nelson Mandela once said: ‘education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’
And I totally agree with him. I believe that I, like many other people living in the west have the privilege of having a proper education. So much so, that sometimes we tend to take what we have for granted, not realizing that there are many people out there in the world seeking what we have.
first off, one of the reasons I am saying this is because I myself partially grew up in the third world country named Guinee. If you are not a Guinean, African or French and you have never heard of Ebola, you are more likely not to know this country. It is said that Guinee is one of the poorest countries in the world, and politically it isn’t stable at all.
For more than a month now, unsatisfied teachers have been protesting against a corrupt regime. They wanted higher wages and refused to teach unless the government did something for them. which of course, did not happen.
As a consequence, students were forced to stay at home and had no education at all. This is not the first time something like this is happening in Guinee and it probably won’t be the last time either. But what’s really bothering me, is the fact that students were not able to go to school for over a month. People that went on the streets to protest risked being killed
and so I wonder, how can Guinee’s next-generation change their country, if they don’t even have access to a proper education? If every year students are more at home than they are at school? Then what is the future of a country that’s already so poor?
I think that it takes a lot answer those questions. Not because the questions are difficult, but rather because in order for me or someone else to answer those questions in a way that will benefit Guinee, its government should be replaced by one that is not only well educated but, also one that thinks of what is best for its country and its people. The way I see things, this is not going to happen very soon. And so I could say for now, that Guinee is missing out on its most powerful weapon to change its own future. And for what?
The future belongs to the next generations> so as an optimist, I still have a kind of hope for Guinee and its future generation.