Education is an important agent of change and increases income and life outcomes, contributes to overall health and promotes social stability. Education has emerged as an important societal objective that must be considered as part of economic and social development and, therefore, education for life is increasingly considered as part of economic, social, and development initiatives.
Education is key to the achievement of all the sustainable development objectives; it can enhance economic development, strengthen community and governance, improve nutrition, lead to greater social equity, encourage participation in education, help build leadership skills, reduce poverty, and improve the community. Education is crucial to development and in particular to economic growth and development. Education leads to job-related skills, higher earnings, better career opportunities, and reduces poverty. Education ensures that children reach their full potential in terms of self-empowerment and skill development reduces poverty and improves community and governance.
Education in developing countries can contribute significantly to meeting social development objectives, especially in addressing some of the most pressing issues of poverty and hunger. In the most developed countries, there are many resources, policies, programs, and institutions aimed at ensuring a quality education. However, there is a significant gap in quality between the quality of education in developed countries and that in developing countries. The absence of adequate and effective education systems leads to poor quality education, lack of proper social integration, and low incomes for a large percentage of people. A lack of educational opportunity leads to poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition, and illiterate people.
Education helps to achieve development objectives by providing opportunities for people to develop their skills, knowledge, and abilities. It prepares individuals for better living conditions and a better future by giving them the skills and knowledge necessary to sustain a decent and sustainable living standard. Education can help to overcome poverty and improve the quality of life of people, giving them a better opportunity of reaching their potential and contributing to the achievement of development objectives. It helps to improve the quality of work opportunities of people, enabling them to attain higher pay scales and become more self-sufficient.
Health education is one important aspect of education and one which can contribute to health and life outcomes. Health education helps to ensure that all the population has access to a healthy diet; it also helps in reducing or eliminating undernutrition and promoting good nutrition, improving access to water and sanitation, promoting safe and clean environments and reducing poverty and hunger. It helps to ensure that all the population gets access to medical services including emergency care, thus contributing to the achievement of development objectives like the elimination of poverty and hunger and improving the health and life outcomes.
Education not only increases the level of literacy and knowledge but also helps in achieving health. It ensures that all children have a basic understanding of the importance of health and hygiene and that translates into a better quality of life. It prepares children for life. It can also help to increase the health literacy, prevent illness, and reduce health problems in the future.