It is amazing what others can do to help those in need. When considering the lack of education and high poverty rates in Ethiopia, knowing the low percentages of these rates, my ethical belief, a good solution, and the several advantages of the solution will help us improve the Ethiopian’s lives.
Point 1 Literacy rates in Ethiopia are below fifty percent and thirty-nine percent of that group are adults. Half of the population under the age of sixteen have seventy percent enrolled in school. Five percent of kindergarten aged kids are in school, and most do not start attending until they’re seven years old, and their enrollment is paid by the government. The biggest obstacle that causes the literacy rates to be so low is the lack of reading materials for the children’s native languages. Most Ethiopians do not know how to write the simplest statements that are part of their national language, Amharic. Organizations are attempting to resolve this problem by providing and developing story books for the kids in several major Ethiopian languages.
One of the biggest problems that causes people to not have an education is the lack of transportation. On average, it takes children thirty minutes to walk to school from their rural community, but the distance to a school building could be up to three miles. Most children do not have access to a car or motor bike, so organizations have put in an effort to make reading and education accessible to children who live far away from the
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From the start of life, every child is taught that education is the key to success. We are told to stay in school, get good grades, work hard, go to college, and graduate, and then we will get a job. We are taught that every child has an equal chance for success with this method. But what if where a child lives could affect their ability to follow this "pathway to success?" Through the fiction and nonfiction readings this year in Honors Written And Oral Communication Class, it is evident that this very well might be the case. After more thoroughly researching this topic, we can even see examples in our local area of children or teens being held back educationally by their geography. In nonfiction and fiction, locally and around the
Introduction to reading comes through phonetic reading boxes. The reading boxes are cleverly organized, going from simple to the complex. Reading does not follow the same process of writing, which is taking our own thoughts and symbolizing. When we read, it is not our language with which we are working with, it is the author’s language. Reading is the analysis of the language followed by a synthesis. Story telling and socio-dramatic play in the environment can help the child develop an imagination that fosters a higher capability to understand what is being read to them.
Ethiopia is a country that creates image of starving. In 1980, many countries of east Africa had drought, and political unrest so people displaced from their shelter to camping, In addition when people moves to other place from their village or town, due to civil war, it is hard to produce crops or grain for food. Therefore those all causes refuges who lives in camps specifically in Ethiopia in 1980. During that time Ethiopia asked aid for the United Nations so the united nation were showing to the world about Ethiopian famine so that it could get assistance from the world. European countries and America assisted to Ethiopia to receive food, medicine, and other material. While Ethiopian economic is growing fast in the world by 10.3 per year
This critique will be of chapter one of the book Literacy in American Lives. The author of this book is Dr. Deborah Brandt, a professor of English at Wisconsin Madison University and her main focus in Literacy in American Lives is to study about how people have learned to read, how they use their ability to read, and how literacy learning changes with time. In this first chapter “Literacy, Opportunity, and Economic Change”, Brandt focuses on how economic change can affect the value of literacy, and the impact that this change in the value of literacy has in the lives of two farm women from Wisconsin.
Limited access to books seems to be a common factor of illiterate individuals. Many children of this country lack the opportunity to have a book in their own possession. Literature needs to be more accessible to our youth because without books our minds will not tolerate expansion. There are many organizations out there trying to spread books to low income children. Books on Wheels is an organization that focuses on helping children in poverty so they are able to expand
Rural schools find it hard to recruit and retain -quality teachers and principals. The struggle that goes with the finding and hiring of employees who are okay with moving to geographic seclusion in impoverished towns are only multiplied by deficiencies in the infrastructure. For example, significant portions of rural America lack access to broadband internet. The FCC published a Broadcast Progress Report in 2016 that stated that rural areas have indignantly slower internet access, with 39% of people lacking access to broadband of 25/4 Mbps. There were only 4% of urban areas with the comparable slow speed. The result of lack of working, efficient, internet options has severely restricted rural populations from taking advantage of critical facets of modern-day life. It has also significantly limited rural students access to vital learning resources (Hudley, 2013). Transportation is another common hurdle for many students attending rural schools. The day-after-day commute, is so. lengthy, that it cuts a significant time out that would have been spent learning in the classrooms on homework. This makes teaching the material (Stroud,
This paper provides a glimpse into the life of Osea, a sixteen year old from Tanzania. He grew up in a refugee camp but has lived in the United States for the last four years. He shows early advancement in listening and falls into the intermediate range in reading, writing and speaking. While Osea’s English skills are progressing, he could still use some support. Working with more knowledgeable peers, using graphic organizers and giving him ample opportunities to read, write, speak and listen will all benefit Osea’s English language proficiency.
One cause of lack of education is that the kids in school are not motivated enough to go and try hard in school. Sometimes it could be because of something at home or at school. Some of the problems kids can face at home where they don’t want to try hard in school is if they live with a family that causes bad habits such as drug and alcohol abuse. The families could sell illegal substances and make money so they child may think he does not need an education
When I was in second grade my teacher, Mrs. Malin wanted us to visit the school library. We went to the library as a whole class once or twice a month so it wasn’t something interesting because we would have to pick a book to read, and every Friday you would have to summarize everything you had read throughout the week and ask Mrs. Malin to sign it afterwards. As a kid, I was a pretty good reader, but I loved reading comic books because they were faster to read and they were very entertaining. As a kid a faced many challenges when it came to writing, the reason for this was because I was a multilingual speaker and writer, so sometimes I would mix the Somali language and the Swedish language up because of how similar their vocabulary are. For this reason Mrs. Marlin always used
When many Ethiopian Americans meet me, the admire that fact that I speak Amharic fluently despite being born and raised in the United States. I take great pride in my language skills but at the same time, I desired to improve my literacy skills with the Amharic alphabet. So, with my father’s assistance, I formed an Amharic club at my church in the 9th grade. I created lesson plans and interactive classroom games to develop a curriculum that would best benefit the students. This club has been a learning experience for me, as I have not only been the teacher but the student. Although my fluency reading and writing fluency may not have reached perfection, I am grateful that I took advantage of the opportunity which motivated me to expand my knowledge
In today’s world people need to compete globally for jobs and one of the most important factors in getting a good paying job is education. However, even the best schools cannot overcome some of the obstacles placed in front of the students that walk through their doors. Poverty, chaotic home environments, discrepancies in exposure to technology, and lack of funding for schools all negatively impact the effort to educate children.
Initially a five-year project with the goal of proving “Sachs’s systematic, scientific approach to ending poverty could be used on a grand scale – in which case, millions upon millions of rural Africans would be rescued from the poverty trap and lifted to ‘the first rung on the ladder of development’” (38). His assumption was that if it can achieve positive results in one village it would possible replicate in other places as well. Yet, what he failed to understand was that poverty is not systematic. It is not organized and the problems that causes poverty is not the same everywhere.
“It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations-something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.” - Katherine Patterson. Literacy is a right. It is implicit in the right to education. It is recognized as a right, explicitly for both children and adults, in certain international conventions. Literacy is the ability to read and write, and also refers to having enough reading and writing ability to function in society. People who cannot read and write are called illiterate. People are called functionally illiterate if they cannot read or write well enough to do activities that are common in social settings they encounter. Such activities may include employment, schoolwork, voting, or worship. The power of literacy is something that can change the world. How far has literacy come since the beginning and what is its history; what are the causes of a lower literacy rate; what effects can lower literacy rates have; what about higher rates; what are some ways to improve the literacy rates and; what are some of the benefits to a higher literacy rate?
Education is mandatory for all children. Every child is expected to go to school seven hours five days a week, and then to spend another three to four hours on homework daily. There is a quote by Mark Twain, “I never let my schooling interfere with my education.” By this he meant that he wouldn’t let going to school stop him from learning the life skills he really needed. Students are given little free time to learn the things they will need later in life. Kids grow up learning math and science, but by the time their formal education is done they will not know anything needed for daily survival. Also, when in school students do not get to choose how fast or slow the class goes. People need to focus on teaching kids basic life skills not just rely on formal education.
Poverty is a social problem that affects everyone on an economic, political and social level. The problem of human suffering is one that we must combat strategically on many levels. According to the United Nations, “in 2015 more than one billion people around the world live in a state of poverty, lacking the basic goods food, clothing, and shelter that humans need to survive” (“Poverty”). There are a great number of areas that keep individuals poor, such as lack of resources, inadequate income, lack of education, language barriers and the high cost of child care. Being able to work and provide basic necessities is our basic human right and we should not be deprived of these basic human rights that individuals need in order to live satisfying lives. The government has the responsibility of helping individuals in need with the economic assistance to feed, clothe, house, educate, provide health care and decent wages for every individual. They should ensure that individuals have access to resources that will help them build a better future. There are several ways that we can work together to strategically find solutions to end inequality among the poor individuals in our society.