The Importance Of Literacy Rates In Ethiopia

Decent Essays

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

Get Access
Get Access