Life in Uganda Rubongi Army S. School

Introduction

Kiva is a website that allows us to help people by lending them money around the world. By using this website people have got the opportunity to start their own businesses, build homes for themselves, complete their needs properly, and/or achieve what they always wanted that needed money. Using Kiva, many people got interested in lending money and making other people happy.

Rubongi Army S. School is a school in Tororo, Uganda that needs a loan for purchasing a water filteration system for the supply of clean drinking water for the students and staff.

www.cia.gov - The World Factbook - Uganda

The Five P's

Place

Uganda has thick tropical forests, snow-capped mountains, semidesert areas, and lots of lakes. The lakes in Uganda cover more than a sixth of the entire country, for example, part of Lake Victoria, the world's second largest freshwater lake is in Uganda. Some diseases in Uganda are lymphatic filariasis, leprosy, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthes, and sleeping sickness. These diseases are frequently overlooked and there is usually little recovery from them. Some natural resources in Uganda are Copper and Cobalt. The countries bordering Uganda are South Sudan, DR Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania.

www.cia.gov - The World Factbook - Uganda

Past

In 1888, the Europeans were interested in Eastern Africa and therefore they set up the Imperial British East Africa Company in Buganda which is a kingdom in Uganda. The East Africa Company faces problems because of the start of the Civil War between factions led by British Protestant missionaries and their French Catholic rivals. The East African company did not complete its duties as the property was destructed in Uganda. In 1894, Buganda was protectorated by the British government. To delimit Uganda, it was colonized by the Europeans which brought all the ethnic groups in Uganda together. 300,000 people of Uganda had died because of the dictatorial rule of Idi Amin from 1971-1979. Another 100,000 people of Uganda were killed because of guerilla war and the disrespect of human rights by Milton Obote from 1980-1985. The leader, Yoweri Museveni, has brought increase in economic growth in Uganda since 1986. Uganda got independence from the United Kingdom on 9 Oct, 1962.

Uganda on map

People

The population of Uganda is about 39 million people. The life expectancy rate in Uganda is less because of diseases like AIDS. The range of the people which are in the largest ratio are children from ages 0-14. The death rate is very high in Uganda because the people do not survive the unclean atmosphere and because of diseases. Children that are over the age of 15 can read and write as some can go to schools in their young age but need to drop out of school because of less money. The languages taught in school are English whereas other languages include Ganda or Luganda, and other Niger-Congo languages. The main ethnic groups are the Baganda, and the Banyankole.

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Politics

In Uganda, the people elect the president, who appoints a cabinet, and helps to carry out the operations of government. The president will have a five-year term. The country’s laws come from a single-house Parliament, and the members of the Parliament all have terms lasting five years.

Peace

Uganda has been envolved in 13 wars since 1966. The wars that Uganda were in are The Battle of Mengo Hill(1966), FRONASA Invasion[1] (1972), Operation Entebbe (1976), Uganda–Tanzania War (1978–1979), Ugandan Bush War (1981–1986), LRA Insurgency (1987–), Second Sudanese Civil War (1995–2005)[2], First Congo War (1996–1997), Second Congo War (1998–2002)[4], Six-Day War in Kisangani (2000), Somali Civil War (2007–), ADF Insurgency (2007–), and South Sudanese Civil War (2013–2015).

Conclusion

The reason behind Rubongi Army S. School's poverty is the people and the place. This is because even when Uganda has many lakes, only some are of freshwater and cannot be consumed by the large population. Another main reason is that the people of Uganda have diseases because of such undrinkable water. Because of sickness children are then not able to attend school. Due to the need of clean water to drink, staff of Rubongi Army S. School cannot boil huge amounts of water everyday which also costs them firewood. To decrease the cost of buying firewood and wasting time in boiling water everyday it would be better if the school gets enough money for installing a water filter system that would be a long-time investment.

Due to the support of many kind people and organizations Rubongi Army S. School has already been funded!

Work Cited

"Africa - Uganda ." The World Factbook . N.p., 12 Dec. 2016. Web. 4 Jan. 2017.

"History of Uganda ." History World. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Jan. 2017.

"Uganda." World Book. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Jan. 2017.

"Health ." N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Jan. 2017. <www.kiva.org>.

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