Abstract or Introduction
This essay addresses the possibilities and challenges for education in providing sustainable development and fighting poverty.
It is believed that education is the greatest investment a person or a country can ever make. This is because education is believed that it plays an important role in the development of a person or a country. Having looked at how education reduces poverty and inequality, it is important also to understand the role of education in promoting sustainable development. In developing the country, there is a very serious concern that development aimed at developing the quality of life can cause imbalance in the human environment. For example, in Zambia, land pollution with plastics meant for carrying things, deforestation in villages by farmers and many more. To reduce these challenges, Kelly (2006) and UNESCO (2008) argues that education has a vital role to play in helping human beings improve their relationship with the environment and contribute to the ultimate sustainability of the planet. This is seen in a number of factors.
Firstly, education provides human resource needed to promote sustainable development. For sustainable development to be achieved, there is need for skilled and trained people to work in various sectors or departments of the country. Secondly, it provides also human resource with a sound mindset to better understand these challenges and how best to address them appropriately and effectively.
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- Christopher Siatwiinda (Author), 2020, How Can Poverty and Inequality be Reduced? The Role of Education For Sustainable Development in Zambia, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/590527