There is a divine spark within us that drives us towards what is better. Of course circumstances are relative yet the inherent operation of this divine spark is universal.
The issue of education is important because someone who is ignorant may seek what is better in the wrong direction. Just like it is important to know what is the best way to cure a disease it is also important to know how to exercise human virtues. This is especially true and monumentally important now that we know that the source of all value comes from the presence of these attributes of God.
No matter where a person is or no matter what their circumstances the acquisition and application of human virtues will create value and begin the process of prosperity. Now consider how revolutionary, rather how evolutionary, this is!