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World Connection - Africa
Transcript of World Connection - Africa
Pictures and Uganda story
Uganda + School names and location
This was created by a group of students in Asheville, NC and modified for our English class at BJA.
In the US students attend school for an average of thirteen years
Elementary School: 5-10 years old
Middle School: 11-13 years old
High School: 14-18 years old
In Uganda students attend school, for an average of twelve years.
Primary School: 6-12 years old
Secondary Education: 13-18 or 19 years old
This does not happen very often though, since many students must quit school to help their families.
To connect children from different cultures with students in Asheville.
Daily life for Children in Uganda
• 5:00 am Wake Up, wash
• 5:15am Go to collect water from the well or bore hole – may be half a mile or more away
• 6:00 am Clean the compound at home, take the animals to graze
• 6:15 am Most children don’t have breakfast. If they do, it’s bread and Blue Band margarine.
• 6:30 am Start walking to school (some set off before this as some children have a 6 mile walk)
• 7:00 am Arrive at school
• 7:15 am Clean school compound and class rooms
• 7:40 am School assembly and prayers
• 8:00 am Go to class for lessons
• 10:00 am Break Time
• 10:30 am Lessons
• 1:00 pm Lunch break – most children don’t have lunch
• 2:00 pm Back to class for lessons
• 3:00 pm Classes end, start work in school garden, lean classrooms, compound and latrines
• 4:00 pm School ends, start walking back home
• 5:30 pm Take off uniform & change into work clothes
• 6:00 pm Collect water, animals & firewood, dig fields
• 8:00 pm Back home. Clean up and start home work
• 9:30 pm Have supper
• 10:00 pm Help to wash dishes, do the washing etc
• 10:15 pm Finish home work by candle light
• 11:00 pm Go to bed
Possible typical day for Ugandan student
Kyabirwa Primary School
Standard American life
Uganda, Save the Children
Activities & Life
World Change Connection Project
("Country Profile- Uganda")
As of the 2002 census, the literacy rate was 66.8% in Uganda ("Central Intelligence Agency")
According to an estimate made in 2003 by the Central Intelligence Agency, the literacy rate was 99% in the United States.
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By: Sierra Alcorn, Carmen Procida, Anastasiya Yeremenko, Khrystyna Diadova, and Caitlin Nihart
Careers the kids want to achieve:
•Attaining a degree
•Becoming an athlete
•Constructing a school for orphans
• Getting rich
• Going to church more
• Good grades
• Having a good built school
• Having a high standard of living
• Having a money generator
• Having a nice car
• Marry someone
• Pleasing God best they can
• Reading more books
• Riding a horse
• Traveling and exploring the world
What we learned from the letters: Careers, wishes, things afraid of, and family size.
•Becoming a peasant
•Being left alone
•Having no love
•Having to walk long distances
•Losing a loved one from sickness
•Not being able to go to school
•People hurting them
Things Afraid Of:
Average Family Size:
Many of the kids had family members who died from sicknesses.
(mud & wattle walls, corrugated iron for roofing material)
grew rapidly(in 2009 surpassed 30 million)
80% depends on land, agriculture, & fishing
3.2%=Uganda's annual population & one of the highest in the world
In 2005 69% Americans resided in their own homes
enjoy high access to consumer goods
njoy more cars & radios than other nations
$43,318 per household($26,000 per household member)
UN Human Development Index:
currently ranking 3rd & always in top 20
Human Poverty Index:
American Teen Reality
The 10th cause in 2007 (34,598 deaths)
Estimated 11 attempts per death
Suicide in the U.S.