As we all know education is one of the most important things in life. Education is what helps us human beings succeed and make a difference. Us Americans are all given the opportunity to attend free public grade school, but some of us don’t take that advantage and send it all to waste, not knowing that their are many other kids in the world that don’t have this same opportunity that we have. For example in Kenya children are not all given that opportunity of having free grade school education. Many of them don’t even know how to spell out their own name nor do they know how to read. The one’s responsible for not having education for these children are obviously the government. As shown in the movie “The First Grader” their main issue was education, it was not being offered for free until a while later the government opened a small primary school in Kenya.
Many parents tried getting their children enrolled so they could get a free education. An 84 year old man by the name Maruge also tried attending but was told no because he was not properly dressed, so he being as poor as he was, was motivated to go buy some old clothes and fixed them up a bit he later was let into the school by teacher Jane, knowing she could get in big trouble risked it. She was motivated to help Maruke learn the basics of reading and writing. When Maruge was younger he was abused by the British and he fought for the liberation of his country, him not knowing that the reason why their was now free education was because of him Maruge continued going to school with five and six year olds and later found out in a letter from the president and government which he could not read that it was all thanks to Maruge that Kenya had now this free education. I believe that one of the main issues involved in accessing education is money. That is one of the biggest keys in this because without an education there is no way that you will ever have money.
Education is needed to get a job even if it means just working at a simple fast food place. Another big issue would be immigrants there are many people all over the world that don’t even have papers and that is a very big struggle, especially when you want to go to college it is impossible to go without having a social security. I think that, that is one of the things that most of us don’t think about. In the film “The first Grader” Maruge set’s an example on how you are never to old to get an education. As he quoted “we are useless if we cannot read” I believe that, that is very true. What if you had won a billion dollars but were not able to read the paper, what would be the point in that, it would be totally useless.
Us teenagers right now are the future if we don’t go and get an education the world is going to be in a lot of trouble by the time we are adults. We are all going to be jobless. I think that the film that does a much better job in showing the importance in education is the first film “The First Grader.” Maruge does a really good job in never giving up and trying really hard to learn he always kept fighting for what he believed was right. Education is always going to be the key to everything in life getting a job making money and having a stabilized life. It helps us be respected . Education plays a really big part in our life as individuals and as a society. So next time that you don’t want to go to school remember that not all kids in the world have the same opportunity that we Americans have.