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Iram Saleem

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ENG 103

Poverty & Illiteracy

Poverty and illiteracy are closely connected. Poverty and Illiteracy are indeed like

the curse on human race. Poverty and Illiteracy is the main cause of child labour.

Illiterate People don’t have awareness of family planning. In rural areas schools are

without proper furniture and building and sometimes schools are there but there is

not teacher. Some religious people do not allow the education of girls except

religious education. Financial crises lead to an immediate rise in the suicide rate

and crime (Laster & Young 1947). A major cause of illiteracy is the economic

condition of the people cannot afford to go to school and most of the children are

put to work at a young age. The effects of Poverty and illiteracy are harmful to

both individuals and society. Poverty is the deprivation of food, shelter,

money and clothing that when occurs people cannot satisfy their basic needs. It is

safe to state that children who live at or below the poverty level will have far less

success educationally them children who live above the poverty line. The state of

being illiterate, lack of any or enough education. The main cause of illiteracy is

poverty. The lack of reading ability in people they do not read medicinal directions

or health related prescription labels. Poverty and child labour are closely related.

People are poor and have large families, the are forced to send their child to work.

People living in slums and villages and cannot send their children to school. The

thought that getting job is more important than learning in school. Lack of

educational facilities is also a major factor illiterates people believe that more the

bread earners they will have. These people cannot afford to educate their children

and up working at a small age. Pakistan has a population of 160 million about 40

percent of its population live below or close to the poverty line (Source UNDP

2002). It means that two out of face Pakistanis do not have the resource to earn a

decent living, for themselves and denied access to adequate food, clean, water,

education health care and unfortunately, even basic human rights (Source UNDP

2002).The world band estimated 1.29 billion people were living in absolute

poverty in 2008, of these, 400 million people in absolute poverty lived in India and

173 million people in China. Pakistan literacy rate is 38.9 percent; Pakistan is

lagging behind many others countries. Another cause of illiteracy is why student

drop out of school. Poverty badly affects children’s success in school.

Parents no reading skills cannot provide the support their children need to do well

in school. In rural areas there is no proper furniture or buildings and no teachers

there. The strictness of teacher and harsh behavior is the cause of drop out. Low-

Income families and higher Income families is a big issue, in children because they

tears and laughed at them. Some religious people are against the education of girls

and co-education. In 2009, roughly two third of the world’s estimated 793 million

illiterate adults were female. The un education, scientific and cultural organization

(UNESCO) noted that more than half the adults in 11 countries are illiterate. These

Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Haiti, Mali, Niger, Senegal

and Sierra Leone. Poverty is the major cause of crime and suicide rate. People

don’t have enough money and the stead things.

They want to become quick rich and everything whatever they want, they adopt

Wrong means of earning money. Family’s actions and influenced of peers at a

young age can be made them future criminal. These actions by the family include

poor parental supervision, harsh parental discipline; parental disharmony and

rejection of the child are seen as important signs that lead towards...
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