We all appreciate that education is extremely important and crucial to our lives but it is also clear that not everyone can receive the level of education they have a right to. This leads us to divide people into two groups, educated and uneducated people. Both of these types of people have their advantages and disadvantages which can be evaluated in terms of economic power, social status and mentality.
When we talk about educated and uneducated people, the first thing that comes up for discussion is level of income. There is no doubt that educated people are presented with a lot more opportunities than uneducated people. Their certificates
of achievements are what count most of the time and as they have more opportunities to have a good job, they have a better income and consume better food which leads to a longer life.
On the other hand, uneducated people who have not completed their minimal educational qualifications do not have much chance of having a good, well-paid job unless they are very lucky. For this reason they have to work in simple jobs or perform very hard labour work in construction or fields increasing the risk of illness and poor health. Unlike educated people who earn more over a lifetime which means a higher quality of life, uneducated people do not have enough income to make ends meet for their families pushing them deeper into poverty.
Level of income leads us onto social status. Educated people with a high level of income seem to be a respectable figure for other people whereas uneducated people are viewed in a different light. Uneducated people do not choose to be in that condition of poverty but due to not achieving any level of education which is a basic human right they have not had the same chances in life. Another reason why educated people have a superior status in the eyes of society is because of the way they act and communicate in life but it would not be false to say that sometimes uneducated people beat the educated in terms of being social or respectable.
Mentality of both groups can be delved into further where it is generally assumed that educated people are open-minded and uneducated people are closed minded. When a person has gained high quality education they most certainly have an advantage of greater knowledge about the world and other people. Uneducated people tend to follow the same paths and practices of their parents and what they experienced in their life and going forward the same mentality is passed onto their children who do not realise the importance of education through no fault of their own.
READ Foundation presents these children with the opportunity to gain an education and improve their quality of life and group they will be classed in. It is through education that poverty can be eliminated and today uneducated parents are willing to change paths so that their children can make a better life for themselves changing the fate of generations to come.