Friday, July 18, 2008

Endangered minds of Niger's future generation

Education is not only a fundamental human right for all children, but the gateway out of poverty, as education is empowerment and empowerment is the key to a better life and future.

However, in Tazerzait, a remote area in Niger, the only school that was providing an education for children, was seized by the army.

Children were forced out of the school and left without a place to learn.

Education is often taken for granted in developing nations; however impoverished families in Niger are forced to accept that their children will remain out of the classroom due to the civil unrest.

The civil war has damaged children, their potential, and Niger as a whole.

Al Jazeera's May Welsh reports from northern Niger, on the endangered minds of Sahara's future children.