Is Education A Right or Privilege

Education is a privilege, a privilege which some do not get to enjoy, a privilege which some are granted. Having the right to do something refers to having the legal entitlement to do something despite our race, religion and gender. And having the privilege to do something refers to having a special right or advantage

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On Boats

1. I am 17 and I already know how patriarchy works. I do not have the word “patriarchy” in my arsenal of words. There exists, at least in my head, no equivalent in Shona or Ndebele. But, I know that for my mother to allow me to make a decision, I need my uncle’s help.

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Does education prevent, or facilitate imprisonment?

Everybody wants to enjoy an easy life but problems and decisions are part of our daily routine no matter who you are. When faced with the hardships of life, decision making can be the vital element in avoiding or solving the crisis ahead. Sometimes, those decisions might not seem the best nor the safest options, but they may in the

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Silent Noise

One of the things I have come to understand is that the world is full of silent noise. Everyone wants to be heard but no one wants to listen. In the end, we end up making a lot of noise without passing anything across, hence ‘silent noise’. Silent noise is a product of a world

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The Burden of Reality

Ignorance, I decided, truly was bliss, as I wouldn’t be so profoundly frightened of the steps I took had they been leading to anywhere but my hometown in Kyoto. I felt pure isolation as I paced through the busy streets, my courage deteriorating faster than that of a bullet train. This was not a good

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The Love of Children

We love our children naturally. They are the part of our flesh and blood. They resemble us and carry forward our legacy. It is only natural to think about them. It is only instinctive in living beings of some sizable intelligence to care about their young ones. Our protective instincts come into play with regard

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Education: The Antidote to Contemporary Criminality

Victor Hugo, a renowned French poet, novelist, and dramatist once said ‘he who opens a school door, closes a prison’; his wise sayings, well-founded in the roots of contemporary social studies focused on the study of crime and criminality. Hugo, being a Romanticist, was focused on the conservative cultures and norms that advocate for harmonious

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Listen to Understand.

Each person in this world has created their own universe around them. We are the “sun” of our own universe. The rest are just the minor bodies revolving around us, and we have the moral obligation of enlightening these bodies.   We are undoubtedly the most important person in our respective universes.  Our survival instincts have

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For All The Lonely Ones

To be alone is to truly feel unimportant and unloved. To be alone, is to have no one beside you. One of my biggest fears, one of the worst feelings I have ever felt, is that loneliness. For some, it may very well break them. Speaking from personal experience, and on behalf of millions around

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Education is a right, not a privilege

Education is something that children in big cities do not understand the value of since they get it easily, but then they are 61 million children across the world who know the value of Education, something that it is very difficult for them to get, mostly being girls. Education is the process of learning, or

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Schools and Prisons: More Closely Connected Than We’d Like to Admit

I understand Victor Hugo’s idea that “He who opens a school door, closes a prison,” and I appreciate the perspective from which he speaks. When majority of the population struggled to maintain basic necessities of life because a select few held the power and wealth, he viewed education as a way to gain traction in

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Child, This Is The Real World

Children have more need of role models than of critics. Alongside the earth’s revolution is the ceaseless movement of time. Leaving the shadows of the 90’s, the twenty-first century has had a vast impact on the whole world, especially on the lives of the people. Modernization has stolen the limelight, and we can perceive apparent

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Destiny’s Door

It is such a sobering thought, to know that a child’s future is so often pre-determined. To sit at one’s armchair and play the oracle, in possession of full knowledge of this creature’s tomorrow. It makes one feel somewhat powerful, does it not? That by simply looking around the environs of this new member of

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Endangered

“Mum…” I moaned, “Could we rest for a moment? We have been walking for almost three days.”  “Soon, my dear,” Mum muttered, her voice dangerously soft, “soon”; and we lumbered along a trail supposedly leading up to a blind alley. For miles behind us, lay nothing but a wrecked land of fallen trees and engulfing

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When Justice is Hung by a Thread

It is no wonder why an act of injustice committed in a corner of the world reverberates with a multiplicity effect in the wider world. The logic is not far-fetched. Both the beneficiaries and the victims of injustice carry the guilt and stigma respectively along with them everywhere they go, rubbing it off onto others.

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Every Ship Needs a Sailor

I want you to try and imagine a ship. Then imagine you, a human. What similarities between you and the ship do you see? I see that both humans and ships are made up of so many parts. If even the smallest part is taken away from them, they’re not the same anymore. They might

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Alone

Hi, my name is Blair King, and there’s one thing you should know about me: I’m popular. Well, it was always like this. Since middle school, everyone worships the ground I walk on. I have two friends, Grace and Cassie. Grace is the smart one, she’s the one who happily takes notes for me and

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Shaping of Technology with Bad or Good Human Influence

Muhammad Yunus once said ‘ While technology is important, it’s what we do with it that truly matters.’ Our modern society is driven by technology, it is involved in our everyday lives, for example smartphones and laptops. These are only some of the applications of tech that are used everywhere, but the human mind is

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