The poor economic growth and consequent poverty in most of the Illiterate Countries are a big challenge for them. To fight against this challenge they have taken bold steps to improve their infrastructural development. It has helped them achieve rapid economic growth by upgrading their infrastructure. However, the quality of infrastructural development has remained below standard leaving behind thousands of jobless people. This article highlights some of the difficulties faced by the populations of Illiterate Countries in accessing modern infrastructures.
Education is the single most important factor that determines the quality of any country’s economy. Without good quality education, almost any other activity cannot be successful. The process of education starts at the primary level. The primary school offers children basic education. However, most children drop out without completing secondary school. For the remaining children, only a diploma is obtained.
Primary education in the developed countries is usually free, but in developing countries, it may be expensive as the local government often charges extra for the facility. Moreover, the quality of teachers and other resources available are also not optimal. Thus the children are left with few options for their educational advancement. Lack of financial resources and other constraints make it difficult for the parents to pursue higher education for their children in ill-performed countries.
The primary education system in most illiterate countries is characterized by discrimination against girls. In some countries, the condition is so bad that the survival of girl children is threatened due to child malnutrition. As a result, education for girls is prohibited. In most countries, the female literacy rate is just 15% which is significantly low.
Lack of proper infrastructure and infrastructural facilities also hamper the progress and success of the local communities. Roads, water supplies, and electricity are the basic needs of every community. As a result, most of the communities exist in remote areas where they are totally dependent on the government or landowners for utilities and infrastructures. The lack of these basic amenities forces the people to live in settlements composed of temporary houses and ill-fitted premises which further worsen the situation.
Most of the communities have no proper medical infrastructure or any professional doctors to cater to the medical needs of the infrastructural demands of the community. The people of these communities are forced to depend on NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) for health care and treatment. Though the beneficiaries of such organizations are poor in health conditions, they are still surviving in these communities. Lack of development in the rural areas and infrastructural needs of the local authorities have forced the people in these communities to turn towards NGOs for medical help.