We all know that a better future starts with education. If anyone was to teach us the importance of education it is the very young, who embody the spirit of an intuitive soul of utter bliss in the light of learning.
Many young people are oblivious to the hard life, to the struggling economy, to the way many of us live as islanders.
Especially in the rural areas, it is not only the children now that need education; it is the generation before this, and the generation before that.
We can educate the next generation, but if we ourselves are not educated in the way of today how can we keep our children in school, to better understand the struggle?
Cultural stigmatisation and customs are still a barrier, which hold us back from being that uplifting voice.
A lack of qualified teachers and inadequate instruction materials, limited infrastructure and sanitation facilities, combined with low levels of parent-community involvement are key barriers to improving primary education outcomes.
Although school enrolment is high, access to schools in remote and isolated areas remains problematic. The barriers of an absence of budgeting, policies and lack of strategies to meet the growing population impact very negatively on primary education.
The world is changing, more so ever the young are more advanced than we ever were in the nineties.