Poverty and Education
The society on the other hand defines education as the channel through which the custom practice and the aims of a community are passed through to the generations to come. This is done through sharing experiences that influences how the individuals in the next generation think, reasons and acts. Thus, education can simply be said to be the system through which the acquired knowledge and skills, as well as the societal core values, tradition and customs are passed on from one generation to the next.
The changes in the above social issues are headed in different directions all together. While the change in the number of the uneducated people in the society is constantly decreasing, the reverse is true when it comes to poverty. The number of poverty-stricken people is constantly rising in the society. With the adverse climate change that has taken place of recent, the ability of the natural resources to meet the needs of the society has diminished. Such changes as the global warming have made food production a not so well to do affair. Since food is one of the basic human needs, any shortage of food means poverty to the affected communities in our society. The current rise in population, hitting to a 7 billion mark recently is another factor contributing to the rise in poverty levels in the society. This is so because; the increase in population does not match the expansion in society resources. Education on the other hand is on the rise in the society.