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Transcript of Uganda, Africa
Africa has 54 countries, second largest continent in the world behind Asia.
Meat, fish, or chicken stews with rice or corn porridge.
Football (soccer in U.S.)
Almost 12 million square miles and covers about 20% of the earth's land surface.
Overlaps equator, allowing for a mostly tropical climate with wet summers and dry winters. Very hot.
Variety of rainforest, bush and open dry flat lands, as well as mountains.
About 1 billion people live in Africa.
Africa has more than half of the worlds poorest countries.
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL CLIMATE
WHAT KIDS DO
WHY I'D CHOOSE TO LIVE AND WORK IN UGANDA
910 million people estimated live on less than $1.25 per day.
16% of kids under 5 years of age are underweight because of the lack of nutrition and the food prices are very high.
Malaria, a disease caused by mosquitos, is a big problem. 9.7 million cases since 2009. Approximately 1.2 million kids have lost one or both parents due to malaria.
HIV / AIDS an epidemic. Only 18% of infected kids receive therapy which is less than half of the 43% of infected adults who receive therapy.
Globally, 38 of 40 countries with the highest child death rate are in Africa.
Challenges - families have to break up, poor nutrition, lack of medical care and the lack of clean water.
Uganda, Africa by: Karlee Small
Matoke (cooked banana or plantain mash) is eaten daily.
Hot drink - coffee or tea.
Cold drink - fizzy pops.
In 2007, a similar program for secondary education was started, this has increased attendance.
Make homemade games and instruments.
Crafts - Making hats and masks out of colored paper.
Walk to school and back home, to work, to do chores and to fetch water.
Kids also have bikes to ride to and from school also.
If poor, which most of them are, they live in a mud hut.
If more money, they live in a veranda.
Kanzu - a national dress for men.
Gomesi - Dress with sash tied around waist for women.
Suuka - Long cloth around waist and shoulders with a long baggy skirt.
Busuiti - Floor length dress.
$3,500 for each water tank.
2,600 gallon water tanks.
Provides 400 people with water in one tank.
30 days to complete the tank.
Rainwater is safe to drink untreated.
Systems have 35 year lifespan.
National holiday - Independence Day, October 9 since 1992.
National symbol is the red-crested crane.
National song/anthem Oh, Uganda, Land of Beauty.
Railroads for import/export of goods and for wealthy travelers.
One of Africa's poorest countries.
They are in need of the most help and I feel that I could help them a lot.
I would want to be a pediatrician since babies and kids are at the most risk of being sick and/or dying.
President is Yoweri Musevni, fourth term.
Kampala is home to the largest sports stadium on the continent.
Flag - six horizontal bands of black, yellow, and red; a white disk is at the center and depicts a red-crested crane.
Highest child death rate.
Young travel to cities to find work.
Youth unemployment is up to 80% also when work is found it is often poorly paid.
Mostly agricultural jobs.
Popular jobs - brick making, cutting down trees and charcoal selling.
Electricity and gas so expensive, rely on wood fuel and charcoal for energy needs.
6-12 years = primary education.
13-17 years = secondary education.
Universal Primary Education Law - government pays tuition for all orphans and up to four kids per family for primary education. This increased literacy which is at approximately 70% today.
Handful of Universities - medical, arts, education, law, veterinary medicine and technology classes offered.
Much more peaceful today but history of war and violence and stealing, mostly because of poverty.
Obtained Democracy under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Major Industries - sugar, tobacco, cement and steel production.
Agriculture - coffee, tea, cotton, beef and goat meat.
Currency is the Ugandan shilling. One shilling equals .0004 U.S. dollars.
Natural Resources - copper, hydropower, limestone and salt.
Major Exports - coffee, fish, flowers and gold.
Major Imports - capital equipment, vehicles, medical supplies, cereal.
Water catchment system used.
Kampala is the capital.
Biggest range on the planet.
Elephants, buffalo, lions, leopards, rhinoceros, giraffes, zebras, gorillas, chimpanzees and other large cats.