LIVE Vol.2 What is Education in Uganda and Indonesia?

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This time, we will continue to deliver the contents of the first live stream of Airfunding participated by Nigeria, Uganda, and Indonesia. In the previous post, we introduced each NGO and its owner and summarized the education of Nigeria. If you look at it together, you will deepen your understanding, so please check it out! We also have detailed information about the activities and the origins of each NGO on our past note.

This time, we asked NGO owners in Uganda and Indonesia about the current state of education and its problems.

Why are children not able to go to school in Uganda?

Andrew, the founder of Faith Angels Ministry, who works in Uganda, talks about how education is managed in the country.

“Education in Uganda is managed by the Ministry of Education.

Three years in kindergarten, seven years in elementary school, four years in junior high school, two years in high school, and then university. Depending on what you are learning, the number of years you study at a university varies.”

You see that the general education system in Uganda is a little different from that in Japan. In Japan, there are three years of kindergarten, six years of elementary school, three years of junior high school, and three years of high school. There are differences in education depending on the country.

This is an elementary school student studying at a school run by Faith Angels Ministry. There are things that are different from Japan, but in any country, it is the same as helping each other to study! ✨

But! He says that there are many problems related to education, as the system does not seem to be widespread among the fixed number of years of education.

“Uganda currently has different educational challenges.

(1) Many of them leave high school; (2) a student attending school may become pregnant; and (3) the younger the parent is, the child has little knowledge or understanding about education.”

It is said that there is a problem between the recipient side and the recipient side. The problems that Andrew points out have a big impact on the awareness and interest of the recipient in education.

Why are they less conscious and interested?

These are influenced by the negative social chain.

Financial problems, as they give birth to young children and grow up without education, they don’t understand going to school, they can’t afford the funds because there is a limit to how they work.

It is clear that education is necessary, but the prevalence and problems of the receiving side are urgent. We need help to break the negative loop.

To break this negative chain, Faith Angels Ministry is working to support and promote education for children in poor areas.

However, it is very difficult to provide education to many children with limited resources and time. So, we provide one way we can help with the Airfunding Overseas NGO Support Program.

Click here to help faith Angels Ministry ↓

What is Indonesia’s education system actually like?

Next, we asked about the current state of education in Indonesia. The owner of Sasak Satu Swara, Levi, explains Indonesia’s education system.

“I think Indonesian education is actually a good thing. The government-run system allows us to get free education up to nine years as compulsory education.”

This is the same as the number of years of compulsory education in Japan. In other words, students can study for free until the third year of junior high school. So, if you look at this, it looks like Indonesian educational institutions have established a system, and there’s no big problem… I thought, but Levi continues:

“But I don’t think that’s the case if this system works really well. This system is just a theory, and even if it is free, going to school will cost you money. In this situation, not all children have enough money, and as a result, many children are unable to go to school.”

In Indonesia

・ Free nine-year compulsory education

・ It’s free with compulsory education, but you can’t go to school with no money

This contradiction is born. About 40% of the students have not completed this compulsory education, and the low penetration rate of the system is a major problem in Indonesian education.

Are Indonesia’s culture and education affected by globalization?

He also mentioned that there is another serious problem in Indonesia.

“Moral issues in Indonesia… In other words, moral problems are occurring in education. The Western culture has been advancing due to globalization, and the culture of Indonesian culture that remains strong is deteriorating. There is an opportunity to learn about morality in class.”

And the moral of this is that we’re going to build upon Indonesian culture.

– How do you relate to people around you?

– How can mutual understanding be deepened?

– How do we relate to God?

It is a kind of connection between the mind and the mind that you can’t learn by just studying.

As Indonesia is an island country, each island has its own culture and community and has been protected. Therefore, the school on the island was a kind of institution that had many opportunities to interact with people and learned how to be a community. However, I think that this kind of culture is disappearing in the trend of Westernization in modern times. I think it is no exaggeration to say that the coexistence of new and existing cultures is a common issue in the world.

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Final Thoughts

How did you summarize the current situation and problems of education in Uganda and Indonesia? Although the concept of education is the same, I think that it was understood by comparing information that contents and policies vary from country to country. In addition, the issues of culture and money that each country faces have been clarified.

NGOs work day-to-day to promote education among children in each country. However, there is no big influence and financial power, so external support will become important.

The Airfunding Support Program for Overseas NGOs is a crowdfunding program that can help you take such a step forward. Your support will be transformed into their great driving force, and you can increase the number of children who can receive an education!

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If you work in the Ministry of Education in your country and promote education in areas with various problems, what kind of approach would you take? What do you think we can do in the distance? In my opinion, knowing the current situation as much as possible will be a small help. It may also be easy to start sharing information with others! If you have any ideas, please let me know in the comments section! 👌

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