Education Above All
How does education empower people? And why is it important for all people, especially children, to access it? The organization ‘Education Above All’, founded by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser in 2012, aims to answer these questions through their work and their goals. Education Above All is a foundation that has established multiple programs that aim to put children back into school, amongst solving other problems in areas of socioeconomic development.
One may wonder why the Sheikha Moza saw it important to found an organization that puts so much effort and focus into education. According to data measured in 2016 from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, approximately 263 million children and youth worldwide, are not in school. That’s 263 million kids who will probably only ever dream of going to school. While we may take education for granted, and even dread going to school some days, we forget the power that it gives us and the opportunities it opens up to us. So many of us are lucky enough to know that we will go to college or university, while forgetting that for so many millions of others, that will never even be a possibility.
We so often overlook that our education is our path to our future career, our future fulfillment and wellbeing, our future, period. That’s why the work that Education Above All commits to, is so important. Education is the spark that lights the flame of potential, of progress, and of hope. Let’s do all that we can to ensure that it burns bright.