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david stong

Building Libraries Along Fiber-Optic Lines in Sub-Saharan Africa | Innovation | Smithso... - 14 views

    "Would you be willing to develop a mentoring relationship with a Librii user to help them achieve a learning goal?"
Martin Burrett

Lessons from Africa | Free Lesson Plans and Games for kids | Africa resources for KS1 K... - 39 views

    This is a wonderful site which has a large set of lesson ideas that will bring Africa into your school. The activities range from KS1-4 and are spread across the curriculum.
Roland Gesthuizen

iSchool Unlocks E-Learning in the Developing World - 3 views

    Fascinating post that describes some of the eLearning that is happening in Zambian schools.

2008 World Population Data Sheet - Population Reference Bureau - 61 views

  • United States Italy Dem. Rep. Congo Population mid-2008 305 million 60 million 67 million Population 2050 (projected) 438 million 62 million 189 million Lifetime births per woman 2.1 1.3 6.5 Percent of population below age 15 20% 14% 47% Percent of population ages 65+ 13% 20% 3% Life expectancy at birth 78 years 81 years 53 years Annual births 4.3 million 568,120 2.9 million Annual deaths 2.4 million 575,300 0.8 million Annual births minus deaths 1.9 million -7,200 2.1 million Percent of population undernourished <2.5%
    • taconi12
      the stat about mortality in women is amazing.  make sure to use in lesson plan
  • Worldwide, women now average 2.6 children during their lifetimes, 3.2 in developing countries excluding China, and 4.7 in the least developed countries. Lifetime fertility is highest in sub-Saharan Africa at 5.4 children per woman. In the developed countries, women average 1.6 children. The United States, with an average of 2.1 children, is an exception to this low-fertility pattern in the world’s wealthier countries.
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  • n those countries, 1 in 75 women still die from pregnancy-related causes. In both sub-Saharan Africa and in the 50 countries defined by the United Nations as least developed, that risk is a shocking 1 in 22. In stark contrast, about 1 in 6,000 women in the developed countries die from pregnancy-related causes.
  • es fewer than the minimum calories required to lead a healthy active life. That figure rises above 60 percent in several sub-Saharan countries.
  • developed countries, 35 percent of the population consum
Sheri Edwards

And Now For Some Unexpectedly Good News - 35 views

    Is this really good for the African people? or is it good for the foreigners moving in? Is this history repeating itself again and again? 
Stacey Kertsman

Spotlight Again Falls on Web Tools and Change - - 52 views

    This is the main point of the article!
Anne McCormack

Animated Atlas of African History - 73 views

    Enter a year on bottom right or just click the play button. Color coding shows the boundaries of countries as they change through time-1879-2002. From Brown University.
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