As the sun rises over the West African horizon, Ousseynou begins to arise from his night's slumber. He yawns knowing that he has another long day ahead of him. Like many other children, Ousseynou will not have any meals that day nor go to school. This is the norm for many young children who live in isolated villages. Traveling across the vast ocean to the present-day United States, all children attend school here no matter how little or much money that family has. The average student complains about having to attend it and how useless it is. Children such as Ousseynou yearn to have an education like us, while the children on our country complain about it saying it's useless. What would our lives be like without an educated people? Our lives would be very primitive if no one went to school. All of our inventions such as medicine and electronics would never have existed nor would have artificial light or transportation. Our civilization would probably be living in huts, growing our own crops, and hunting our own food too. Today's generation doesn't realize how essential education is to our society. First off, in order to survive as an adult, you have to have a job. Through studying well as a child, you are given the opportunity for a better job and a wide variety of them. With a better job, you can support your family without having an financial worries. Through education, you are taught time management, responsibility, and organization. As you…
in regular African American lifestyle even thought I was born in America. Throughout my years of high school and college I’ve spoken to so many girls who have had the same problem as me. I also have seen a lot of my parents friends who bought their children here from Africa and they either never adapted to the American lifestyle or adapted way too much and lost all there African .roots.
The goal of my program is to help Young girls and women from the ages of 12-18 adapted to the African American lifestyle…
Johnson, most African-Americans are disproportionately among the poorest of Americans. They live in urban and density of poverty is higher. They have higher number of children in one family. Education is a lot behind Euro-Americans, after 1900 in segregated schools. Hmong Americans live in small towns and core communities are interspersed. Education schooling is about 1975-1980. Euro-Americans live in rural and income is higher. They have only 2 children in a family. Public education available since…
1 Africa- A vast continent stretching from deserts of Sahara to the fertile tracts of Nile, from Atlas mountains in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in south; this might be the first picture that comes to our mind, while you think about Africa. There is more to Africa than just the natural, scenic beauty of landscapes. Africa also has a rich tradition of leaders, environmentalists, sportsmen and statesmen. Let's study a few of these personalities.
2 African Family Traditions
Ewe Ceramics as the Visualization of Vodun
Author(s): Lisa Aronson
Source: African Arts, Vol. 40, No. 1, Ceramic Arts in Africa (Spring, 2007), pp. 80-85
Published by: UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center
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Do you agree or disagree, and to what extent, with the statement that: ‘ the exploration and further opening of western Africa for the British was similar to the experience in Egypt. The British were only interested in money and strategic placement’
I do believe this statement is, in large, true. However, there were also several other factors that make British motivation more complex.
Firstly, I believe the main reason behind the British colonization of Egypt was strategic placement: this is…
account in An Early Portuguese Encounter with West Africans tells historians that Europeans perceived West Africans as uncivilized and inferior. This perception is exhibited through Ca da Mosto’s description of the West Africans’ lack of wealth, different beliefs, lack of knowledge and violent disposition.
Ca da Mosto seemed to believe that wealth indicates how civilized someone is and how honest they are. During his initial voyage to West Africa, Ca da Mosto speaks of how highly the king is…
1-First African satellite RASCOM 1
Gaddafi's Libya is offering to all of Africa's first true
revolution of modern times: ensuring couverturecouverture
Universal continent for telephony, television,
broadcasting and many other applications such as
telemedicine and distance education for the first time, a
connection at low cost becomes available across the continent, until
in rural areas through the system via radio bridge WMAX.
The story begins in 1992 when 45 African countries…
Chapter 3 Section 1 & Chapter 3 Section 2
1. What’s unusual about Mt. Kilimanjaro?
• Mt. Kilimanjaro towers 19,340 feet over northeastern Tanzania yet because of the
mountains great height, its summit is covered with snow all year round.
2. How many countries are there in Africa?
• 54 countries
3. Define escarpments.
• steep cliffs
4. Define cataracts.
• large waterfalls and rapids
5. What are Africa’s rivers used for?
• The rivers in africa provide fish, water for irrigation…
April 20th, 2015
Child Labor in Africa
Child labor is the use of young children for industries or business which is considered inhumane. Child labor in many parts of world seizes to exist, but in some parts of Africa there are still many children between the ages of 5-14 that still undergo child labor. Most of these children experience this due to poverty, and unemployment. This work does not only deprive these kids of their childhood but can be potentially harmful to their…
political effects of the slave trade on West Africa
The trans- Atlantic slave trade was a system developed in the late 15th century which exploited and brought the African people into enslavement by transporting them to the colonies of the new world where they served their purpose as a ‘’cheap’’ labour force . As a result of this, the slave trade brought about many social, economic and political effects on West Africa.
Firstly, the population in West Africa decreased significantly in order to meet…