The right to be uneducated in Africa

With the number of youths roaming streets of Abuja, Harare, Cape Town,
Maputo, Nairobi etc.uneducated today, one would think that it has
became a right to actually not be educated,a ”right” in my opinion,
that is being over-embraced.
With no education or basic skills, the only option for most African teenagers left is to starve to death or become a commercial sex  worker or full time thief.  Lots of teenagers and underage children are being sexually exploited to put food on the table across Africa. What happens when we do not speak openly about sexual exploitation in the community ? it has become common practice for teenagers to walk up and down the avenues in the still of the night, behaving as if they are in
their personal dressing rooms. However, I’m yet to meet someone who
became a sex worker by choice. Some these children are told by their guardians or parents to join the sex industry in order to make a living. Is this the only solution left for our youth today?
As the future of tomorrow, we want to educate the next generation
about their options. As a community, let us take the opportunity to
teach both the young men and women of this generation skills such as
knitting, cooking, gardening and basic skills that some of us literally yawned about when our mothers and fathers taught us.
Even if the right to education is violated, the right to life should
not be. Societies should begin talking about the sexual exploitation
that takes place right beneath our noses. Let us make a priority of it
to protect our child rights. What role are you playing as an individual, or as a society, to make alternatives for those who have been deprived of their right of education ? The ”right” to be uneducated is not part of any Bill Of Rights, so help prove it. The right to be uneducated in Africa, With the number of youths roaming streets of Abuja, Harare, Cape Town, Maputo, Nairobi etc.uneducated today, one would think that it has became a right to actually not be educated,a ”right” in my opinion, that is being over-embraced.
With no education or basic skills, the only option for most African
teenagers left is to starve to death or become a commercial sex  worker
or full time thief. Lots of teenagers and underage children are being sexually exploited to put food on the table across Africa. What happens when we do not speak openly about sexual exploitation in the community ? it has become common practice for teenagers to walk up and down the avenues in the still of the night, behaving as if they are in their personal dressing rooms. However, Iam yet to meet someone who became a sex worker by choice. Some these children are told by their guardians or parents to join the sex industry in order to make a living. Is this the only solution left for our youth today? As the future of tomorrow, we want to educate the next generation about their options. As a community, let us take the opportunity to teach both the young men and women of this generation skills such as
knitting, cooking, gardening and basic skills that some of us literally yawned about when our mothers and fathers taught us.
Even if the right to education is violated, the right to life should
not be. Societies should begin talking about the sexual exploitation
that takes place right beneath our noses. Let us make a priority of it to protect our child rights. What role are you playing as an individual, or as a society to make alternatives for those who have been deprived of their right of education ? The ”right” to be uneducated is not part of any Bill Of Rights, so help prove it.

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