The title of the movie refers to blood diamonds, also known as conflict diamonds or war diamonds; a term used for diamonds mined in war conflicted regions to further propagate the war by providing cash-inflows to any one or all the factions of the war. The Sierra Leone war saw a savage conflict between RUF (Revolutionary United Front) and the government under Joseph Momoh for power over the country. The movie depicts the horror faced the locals in the war zone and
If the citizens are not satisfied with the service delivery they then begin to strike which leads to unrest within the continent this may even get to being as worse as civil war. Because people believe that the government has the duty to provide for the because of the promises they made to them during the elections. How We Made It In Africa (2017) Education is a very important principle in a society, however the quality of education in Africa is not so pleasing. The rate of dropout in Africa is higher than other parts of the world. There is a decline in the quality of education in Kenya and Ghana, linked to pupil–teacher ratios, ‘the quality of instruction’, favouritism in awarding bursaries and poor infrastructure.
If a child attended preschool it regularly costed money and poor, low income families couldn’t afford to send their children to a private preschool. If a child didn’t go to preschool they tend to start at a disadvantage to children who did but for poor families there weren’t any other options, until 1965. In 1965, 20% of the United States was considered “poor” and President Lyndon B. Johnson saw this statistic as a huge disgrace so he decided there had to be a change. On January 1, 1964, President Johnson gave his annual state of the union speech and during his speech he talked about turning the American society in a “great
The group exposed the massacre of over 200 people by the Zimbabwean military fighting to take control of the diamond mines in the eastern side of the country. The soldiers reportedly pressed and threatened the peasants into working in the mine fields and raped the local women (Allen, 2010). The sad part is that the Kimberly process only suspended the exports on grounds of chaos. This is a good example of why there is limited success in ending conflict diamond
Some children’s struggles in Africa can be clearly traced back to the pandemic of AIDs and civil wars in regions, as well as other political factors: “...civil wars in some regions that turned boys into soldiers and other children into refugees, and poverty resulting not only from disease and war but also from economic stagnation, population growth, and political corruption.” In some instances, as evident in Africa, the children have no control over their past history, yet it is the leading factor for why they cannot receive an education. The small acts that are done each day contributing to a throwaway culture have had long lasting effects for the children in the world today. As mentioned earlier, women make up approximately two thirds of the illiterate population among illiterate adults. In fact, half of the adult women in Africa are illiterate. The argument is made that educating women and decreasing the illiteracy rate among women worldwide will have a larger benefit than educating more men.
His advanced knowledge on finance led to him being able to start a money laundering operation for the prison warden. When Dufresne escaped the prison he took the evidence with him and managed to withdraw all of the money he had been banking for the warden. He then left for Mexico and waited for his friend Red whom he met in prison when he had received parole. In addition, another key character in The Shawshank Redemption is Ellis Boyd “Red”, played by Morgan Freeman. In the film, Red is the narrator and he was convicted of murder twenty years prior to the start of the film.
It’s a crime in the end where children – the future hope in our next generation are the only victims. “Our system is broken and it seems impossible to fix. But we can’t wait.” This quote made me wonder if America is really doomed. America is one of the world’s most developed and successful countries and was the leader in education up until the 1970’s. Unfortunately, from the 1970’s until present, our country’s public school system is falling behind with large number of kids failing in school and less than 50% of eighth graders across the country being not proficient in Maths and Reading, the basic subjects.
Back in the old days, inequality was a serious problem with the Africans because as the Europeans had discovered and colonized Africa, they start to destroy and persecute in Africa. Thousands of Africans had lost their lives because they worked very hard but got no profit. And as the Europeans grew bigger, the Africans grew smaller. The Europeans had plenty of resources, had invested tons of money, and had the capability to rule Africa. While, the Africans had no money, lack resources, and finally lost their power over their own country.
I think the purpose of this movie is to create awareness about the African civil wars, the slaughters and outrages of those wars and how diamonds fund them. The film does a successful job of correctly portraying the culture and the events that took place there. The film takes place during the Sierra Leone civil war in the 1990s when the rebel Revolutionary United Front invaded settlements, killed civilians and captured men and young boys. They were taken to be slave diamond miners and soldiers. They were
According to penalreform.org, America has the 2nd highest overcrowding rate of 320% compared to Africa 's 363%. Factors that contribute to this trend are zero-tolerance policies and inner city social and economic isolation (naacp.org). Both of those factors build a strong candidate for a future prisoner - already facing social and economic challenges and then being expelled from school due to the harsh zero-tolerance policies. It may seem like these policies are helping eliminate the troublemakers from society, but they are also taking away the future of the world. By expelling students, they lose both their education as well as other activities they are involved in (Perry), which keep them out of trouble.
School lunch Program Needs To Be Changed Many students are not receiving proper meals daily, The government is wasting money on a program that was started in World War II as a measure of national security. Many children have given school lunches a bad name, media spotlights the school meals in movies and tv’s. The program was planned poorly and with little time and effort. This program has the ability to support the people of America, not hurt them. More than 100,000 schools are being assisted by the federal government, that 's around 31 million students every day the government is spending money on a program that they do not have money to spend on.
This makes it harder for students to afford college at all. With the increase in college tuition skyrocketing it has made college less accessible to many. Many students looking for a post secondary education are no longer able to save enough money for school. According to the College Board, the cost of college at a public four year school today is approximately $9,139 per year. In 1971, the cost at the same public four year school was only $428 per year.
According to Katherine Magnuson and Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal, “poor children are one-third less likely to complete high school than those children not living in poor areas” (33). Children living in poverty does not only possess lack of education because they can’t pay for the education but due to lack of parental involvement and high risk of getting involved in crimes as a result dropping out of school. When a child does not get diploma or degree they don’t have the opportunity to get a good paying job as a result they will live in poverty for their whole
Instead of going to school, 250 million children in developing countries, from age between 6 to 14 years old, have to work in the companies, but the child labor from China is still unknown because the government doesn’t allow releasing any number. Based on Chinese non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the number of child labor of China is increasing because of the high rate dropping out from the school proportion to the growing entrepreneurs in China. These children have to work from 7 am to 10 pm every day in very bad condition with only one hour break. Children work in toy, firework, and newspaper industries get paid even lower than adult workers. The wage, Asia employees receive, is so low, which forces many children to work in the industries to feed their families.