Among the “BASIC” needs for the survival of an individual are food, clothing, and shelter, however, what would top the list would be education. Wondering how? Education is one such parameter in our society which is the real answer to all basic needs of a human being. Unfortunately, a significant section of our society is devoid of such basic needs of existence and education is the most neglected. Out of which the most hampered are the children of our society who need to struggle a lot to earn even the basic of the right to education. We the privileged ones should be socially responsible towards the education of the under-privileged!! As strong as the statement may seem, however, if everyone understands its value, it can surely help in the overall socio-economic development of the country. No doubt poverty is one of the plight affecting many countries for centuries, however, education is also equally contributing dis-advantage towards social development and may play a role in diminishing poverty as well. If every individual treats education as an investment towards the human capital, the world will become empowered. Surveys worldwide state that as much as circumstances such as diseases, poverty etc. so is education as equal a culprit in making under-privileged people lose their right for emotional, physical, and social development.
Now let’s understand what do you mean by social responsibility? It is principled framework laid out which suggests an organization/individual is obliged to act for the benefit of the society at large scale. Social responsibility is the responsibility of every individual to bring in the balance of economy and environment. What better way to live up to social responsibility than empowering an individual through knowledge. As far as business organizations are concerned, Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) is the entity which entitles business to invest a certain percentage of their profit towards the betterment of the society. India is the first country which has made it a mandate to invest for society in areas such as education, poverty etc. CSR states that every aspect of a business is it, employee or customer, everyone is equally responsible towards a supportable relationship with the community as a whole. It is the duty of every individual to act in the best interest of the environment as well as the society.
How would one contribute towards education? The answer simply lies in the fact that everyone should contribute at least one hour in a week or as suitable in educating poor and underprivileged about diseases, hygiene or can even teach them some basic English. Education not necessarily is restricted to notebooks but extended in creating all form of awareness for the overall social growth of the individual. We should majorly focus on enlightening the children of the society who are not only in real need of it but also are the backbone of our society. A small amount of contribution on behalf of everyone’s part can bring about meaningful positive change in the literacy state worldwide. It is the social responsibility of every individual to share their treasure of knowledge with the poor and underprivileged to bring out responsible and educated citizens, thereby contributing towards the progression of the nation.
Now question arises-What would you gain being socially responsible towards education?
- Inner satisfaction of helping the one in need.
- Insight and greater understanding of the various sections of the society
- The unforgettable journey towards shaping and creating better responsible individuals.
- Incomparable personal development
- Lastly, as far as organizations are concerned it helps them attain goodwill alongside contributing towards upliftment of the society
In short, the harsh reality of life for the poor and underprivileged should be a hindrance for them in becoming knowledgeable and our social responsibility towards it can take us into one of the most peaceful journeys of life.