It is clear that in some areas of the 3rd World that progress is not being made (especially Africa). Their political systems are unstable and civilisation rudimentary. Yet many of the individual people are clearly of good quality. They would benefit from good education and then could become productive members of society.
Thus I propose that Irish based companies should be allowed to nurture & educate 3rd World children in return for a slice of their future earnings. This clearly would need a legislative framework and the practical implementation would be decided by the demands of the company.
I’m thinking perhaps say that Microsoft might establish an education camp in say Birr (where Fás built /planned all those wasted offices) and aim to create future information workers. These workers would graduate at age 20 with say a debt of €250k- and they’d work this off in say their first 20 years of work (like a mortgage)
This would provide substantially enhanced standard of living for the 3rd World people and also give us more quality workers… a win – win ?