What’s up guys, first I would like to introduce myself. My name is London Cuevas, and I am a sophomore at the University at Buffalo and I am currently in the school of business. I am originally from a little town called Washingtonville in Orange County, NY. My whole life getting an education was never a problem. That’s thanks to the circumstances and life I’ve been given. Unfortunately, many people around the world don’t have the same accessibility to education that many of us have. But why is that? Wouldn’t it make sense for everyone to get an education? If everyone had access to education it would eventually make the world a better place. It would allow for kids all over the world to grow up and have options for a career. These careers they choose can be jobs that make a world a better place or they can simply be jobs that get them and their families out of poverty or whatever terrible circumstances they may be in. Education for these kids can quite literally be a life-changer for these kids.
Throughout this blog, I will be focusing on education. Quality education for those who lack the means to get one, however. In this blog, I will be trying to understand what must be done to get kids worldwide education and why it hasn’t been done yet. A large portion where education is lacking is in the third world countries in impoverished neighborhoods. Many of the adults in those impoverished neighborhoods grew up in those same neighborhoods. This means they were never given the education needed to get them out of there or at least make their homes better. If adults had received an education they would have been able to go out into the real world and make a difference in the world.
I am drawn to this topic because my parents come from Ecuador and the Dominican republic. In these countries, there are neighborhoods where kids have never even opened a book, have to walk miles on dirt roads to get to school, and are in building with no electricity, and I’ve seen it with my own eyes. It truly is sad to hear adults who grew up in that same impoverished neighborhood never leave due to a lack of money and education. If more people were educated these impoverished neighborhoods wouldn’t exist. Why hasn’t anyone in big government from these third world countries seen that and realized that this is the source of poverty and that providing an education for those in need will benefit the world in the future?