With daily challenges posed by economic hardships and other threats, governments in developing countries are working hard to ensure that their educational institutions continue to provide a level of education that can make their citizens part of the educated people in economically disadvantaged countries. more solid. To some extent, these Third World countries have been successful in their quest for quality education. The problem is that a good education comes at a price, and it is often a price that many people in Third World countries cannot afford. Therefore, although quality education is available, it is still unattainable for a large segment of the population in a developing country.
Certainly, it is impressive to see that developing countries have world-class educational institutions and that they offer an education that can rival that provided by the richest nations around the world. There is clear recognition of the role that education plays in overcoming hardship and poverty. As difficult as it is, a good education is still seen as the best way to have a better life.
Developing countries with excellent educational systems include “emerging markets” such as Mexico, India, Brazil, Turkey, the Philippines, Egypt, South Africa, Malaysia, Thailand, much of South America, and several of the Arab States of the Persian Gulf. .
Obviously, the poorest of the poor in these countries will have a hard time getting into the best schools in their neighborhood. Of course, there are always scholarship programs available, but these are few. In addition, people on the lower end of the economic ladder are more concerned with more pressing issues related to their mother’s survival, such as where to find food and money for clothing and housing. Once these basic needs are met, that is the only time parents can really focus on their children’s education. In fact, studies indicate that once their basic economic needs are met, the first priority for most poor families is how to send their children to a good school.
India recently launched EDUSAT, an educational program aimed at providing quality education to even its poorest citizens. Among the group’s first initiatives is the development of a $100 laptop that the government hopes to distribute by 2007 in public schools across the country.