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.

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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!

You can also participate by sharing the link to the upcoming project👍

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! 👌

Support is now available from $5 (about 500 yen) in the Airfunding Overseas NGO Support Program! 🎉

I think that there is an image of crowdfunding as “We have to support by making a large amount of money”, but it is recommended because it is relatively easy to challenge with one coin! If you are interested, please check here for more information!           

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LIVE Vol.1 What is ‘Education’ in Nigeria?

Hello, this is Aria Intern🌞

It’s getting warmer and warmer, how are you all doing?

This time, we will show you the Airfunding live delivery that was conducted the other day, only on the note.

At Airfunding, Back2 School Africa from Nigeria, Faith Angels Ministry from Uganda, and Sasak Satu Swara from Indonesia participated in the commemoration of the first live, and exchanged views on the situation related to “education” in each country.

Vol.1 will introduce the founders of each NGO and discuss the current situation and activities at Back2School Africa in Nigeria.

Introducing the owners of NGOs in each country!

Anklin, founder of Back 2 School Africa in Nigeria. Back 2 School Africa is committed to supporting children who are not able to attend school under the mission “Make Education Available to All Children in Africa”.

Mr. Anklin participated in this live show from Germany. I am impressed again that I can communicate smoothly with various people around the world because of the spread of remote… !

Next, I would like to introduce Levi, founder of Sasak Satu Swara in Indonesia.

Sasak satu swara is an NGO that creates opportunities for children who do not have sufficient education in Lombok Island, Indonesia, and creates an environment where they can be active on the island. We are working on our mission to create a millennial who works in the community with the power of education. On the day, the children of Lombok also participated in the Live distribution!

The last one is Uganda’s Faith Angels Ministry with its founder, Andrew.

Under the mission of “The Power to Survive the Socially Vulnerable in Africa,” Faith Angels Ministry is working towards the vision of “Free Everyone from Poverty and Creating an Independent Community.”

The three countries and organizations share the same thing: education.

What’s the challenge? And what kind of activities are you doing to solve it?

Vol.1 introduces Back2School Africa from Nigeria.

Nigerian girl describes this reality. Now, the problem they face is… ?

A Nigerian girl, supported by Back2School Africa, spoke about two challenges that are preventing domestic education.

Internal conflict in northern Nigeria

At present, internal conflicts are intensifying in Nigeria, especially in the north. There are also terrorist attacks by bombs and explosions in schools. In fact, some schools were burned by a fire caused by a bomb, and some children were unable to go to school. The public sector has rebuilt the destroyed school and is working to improve it so that as many children as possible can attend school.

Child abduction

A more serious problem in Nigeria is the kidnapping of children. He says there is a daily loss of access to education through kidnapping and violence.

Currently, in Nigeria, we are working to improve the environment with the help of NGOs like Back2 School Africa to deliver an educational environment to the whole country in accordance with SDGs guidelines!

At Back2 School Africa, we want to correct the education of children and elimination of gender discrimination from an educational perspective.

The children gave us a song of thanks. I was very much encouraged by their message “you are special because it’s you” (you are special because you are the only one).

May there be a wonderful future for cheerful, cheerful children✨

Back 2 School Africa Founder Anklin Talks About Education in Nigeria

We’re going to go on to talk about education in Nigeria with Mr. Anklin, founder of Back 2 School Africa.

“To be honest, education in Nigeria is far from satisfactory. Nigeria has the highest number of children out of school in the world, with roughly 30 million children.”

As the population of Tokyo is about 13.96 million (as of 2021), there are about 2.1 times more children who are not attending school. If you look at the numbers, you can see that there are still challenges in the education situation in Nigeria.

“It’s also a reality that the government is not doing well (toward improving education). The level of education that is implemented in the country and the right to go to school are not as high as we expect. There are many things we have to do in light of this situation.”

“That’s why Back2School Africa works with a sense of purpose. First of all, we have introduced “STEM education” to improve the quality of education for children. (STEM Education is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and is a general term for the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.) In the United States and Europe, etc., we are actively involved in education that meets the needs of today’s IT society and the times.) By doing so, you can learn scientific and technical skills. The introduction of this method of education has enabled many children to receive an education.

We also have an educational system for children living in rural areas. Compared to the city, it has been difficult for children living in rural areas to receive an education. Many families cannot afford to send their children to school because they are full of money for farmers or to live their lives. Therefore, we are working to improve the environment so that Back2School Africa can go to such a place and receive an education.

Pray that low-income children can go to school and receive an education. We are working to be something of the future for our future.”

In this way, the Back 2 School Africa is going to focus on

・ Introduction of a fulfilling education system

-Creation of a system to enable the education of children living in poor communities and rural areas

I’m putting emphasis on.

There are problems such as social conditions and unstable education levels on the part of the country that provides education, and poverty and location on the part of the education received.

We hope that the activities of organizations like Back 2 School Africa will provide more opportunities for children to receive an education.

Final Remarks

This time, in vol.1 live, I’ve focused on education issues from the perspective of Nigeria Back 2 School Africa. We will continue to update on notes on the educational perspectives of Indonesian and Ugandan founders and local children. This is the only note that can see the contents of Live distribution, so please keep checking!

In this live broadcast, we were able to hear voices from children who are actually going to school in each country. Personally, the uniforms that the students are coming to are different from each country, and I was attracted to it because it is colorful and very lovely!

Well then, everyone, please have a good day🌿

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NGO #4 IOM Sierra Leone

Hello, this is Aria Intern. How are you all doing? This time, I would like to introduce to you the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which is engaged in entrepreneurship training in Sierra Leone as the second step of the introduction of NGOs participating in the Airfunding Overseas NGO Support Program.

Where is Sierra Leone in the first place? What kind of country? There are many questions, and I think it is a strange country. So, I will explain about IOM while also taking into account the basic information of Sierra Leone.

Facts About Sierra Leone

The official name for Sierra Leone is the Republic of Sierra Leone. It is located on the west side of the African continent and its capital is Freetown. The population is 7.97 million and it takes more than 30 hours to fly from Japan to Sierra Leone! Sierra Leone was originally a British colony and became independent in 1961. After independence, it was not stable immediately, and it was difficult to establish an economic social infrastructure (social infrastructure) due to civil war and military coup d’etat.

The civil war has calmed down, and as soon as the economy gets a little bit on track, the Ebola outbreak will take place in 2014. The Ebola outbreak has been a serious blow to the country, as compared to other countries, the infrastructure is still more unstable and vulnerable. After Ebola’s convergence, mineral resource prices supporting the economy in Sierra Leone declined, resulting in lower foreign currency revenues and economic damage. In Sierra Leone, youth unemployment is the highest in Africa, with two out of three people unemployed and suffering from a situation of incomplete employment. There are many people who are seeking economic stability and jobs and are illegal immigrants to Europe.

IOM Mission & Vision

Work and earn money to support your family and yourself. For us, it is not something that the people of Sierra Leone can do. The current economic and social vulnerability makes it difficult to find a new path in the desperate situation of living tomorrow. For this reason, the IOM was created with the aim of supporting the young people of Sierra Leone who want to start a business and encouraging the growth of the country.

The mission of the IOM is to promote the employment and entrepreneurship of young people. For sustainable development, it is essential to train young people in Sierra Leone to start and operate their businesses on their own, rather than introducing work abroad or migrating as immigrants. The long-term vision of the IOM is to reduce the number of young people who become illegal immigrants.

IOM Activities

IOM focuses on three main initiatives.

The first is vocational training, which increases job aptitude. Through vocational training, we have provided support for about 2,000 people so that the younger generation and women have more employment opportunities.

The second is training to become an entrepreneur. We provide business startups and advanced management training so that you can start and operate your business on your own.

The third campaign is for the suppression of illegal immigrants. As I mentioned earlier, more and more people are staying as illegal immigrants in Europe and other neighboring areas in order to get out of the difficult situation facing the country. But living in other areas as an illegal immigrant is dangerous. For that reason, we are promoting domestic growth by conducting awareness campaigns to inform the dangers of illegal immigration.

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NGO #3 Faith Angels Ministry

Hello, everyone who has seen this note. Here’s an intern. The rainy season is over and the weather will continue to be bad, but I hope I can spend every day with a happy heart! Now, this is the third time we introduce NGOs, so we will introduce Faith Angels Ministry in Uganda!

Facts About Uganda

It takes about 17 hours from Uganda to Japan. Uganda’s official name is the Republic of Uganda, located in the center of the African continent. The area of the country is roughly the same as Japan’s Honshu, with a population of 42.72 million. English, Swahili and Luganda are spoken as official languages, but because they are made up of various ethnic groups, they have various languages. Africa has a lot of ethnic groups!

Uganda’s per capita GDP is $776.8. Japan’s GDP is about $40,146, so I think you can see the economic difference from the figures.

In Uganda, where Faith Angels Ministry is active, more than 21 million people have not been able to obtain safe water. Water is a precious resource that supports our lives, and we always need water to live. In fact, water is essential in daily life because about 65% of the adult body is water. However, if it is not clean and safe water, it can cause diarrhea, dehydration can occur and life can also be lost. Sanitation, including water, is a major issue in Uganda.

The low enrollment rate in children’s education is also a problem. There are many children in Uganda who have not finished primary and secondary education due to poverty. In addition, there are many orphans in Uganda, and more than 2.2 million people in Uganda.

Faith Angels Ministry Mission and Vision

Poverty prevents us from drinking safe water, and we don’t have the education we want. In order to improve the current situation of people who are weak in their social position and unable to live sufficiently, Faith Angels Ministry is working on the mission of creating a society where people can escape from poverty by creating an “education and health environment”. We have set a long-term vision to create an independent community free from poverty, and we have established Face Angels Nursery & Primary School to provide educational opportunities. Currently, 193 children study hard every day. The blue school uniform is very cute! Now we are also considering adding more schools to increase student acceptance.

It also takes about 60 minutes to get to a place where you can drink safe water, which is very inconvenient. For that reason, we are running a project to improve the environment for drinking clean water through Airfunding. If the project is successful, not only the school but also the surrounding community will be able to secure safe water.

“If we have the opportunity to get a good education, we have the opportunity to grasp the future for these children,” says the founder of the NGO. Education is a great investment to brighten the future country. Faith Angels Ministry continues to support children in their future. We hope you will support us!

So, please have a nice day again! ✨

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NGO #2 Sasak Satu Swara Indonesia

Selamat siang!! How are you all doing? Here’s an intern.

Some of you may have imagined it from the opening speech and title, but today I would like to introduce Sasak Satu Swara from Indonesia, who is participating in the Airfunding Overseas NGO Support Program. (By the way, “selamat siang” means “hello” in Indonesian!)

Facts About Indonesia

 First, I would like to summarize basic information about Indonesia. Indonesia is located on the south side of Japan in the area called Southeast Asia. It takes about 11 hours to fly from Japan to Indonesia. Indonesia is made up of thousands of volcanic islands throughout the country. Something Japan has in common with island countries. Each island has its own unique culture and language, making it a very diverse country. The NGOs we are introducing are working on Lombok Island in Indonesia. Speaking of Indonesia, I wonder if you’ve heard of Bali, which is famous for its resorts, and Nasi Goreng and Mi Goreng for food.

Indonesia’s population is about 273 million, with per capita GDP (gross domestic product) of $3,893. Japan’s GDP is about $40,146, so you can understand the instability of the economy from the difference.

In Indonesia, the school attendance rate is considered a problem. The enrollment rate for primary education is 85% in Indonesia, the enrollment rate for secondary education is 65% in the metropolitan area, and 52% in Lombok Island. Primary and secondary education is a compulsory education and therefore is provided without use, but higher education is paid for later years and is quite expensive for rural workers with low wages. Therefore, it is difficult to pay for the tuition, and it is very difficult to go to university.

Sasak Satu Swara Mission and Vision

In Lombok Island, the problem is that poverty causes the loss of local talent. Because they cannot receive enough education, they are forced to leave the island and move overseas. Many women work in Saudi Arabia, while many men work in Malaysia. Both are non-regular employment and have to rely on low wages for work.

The mission of Sasak Satu Swara is to build schools in rural areas of Lombok and provide free education. The goal is to enhance education in order to reduce the opportunities for local talent to flow out of the country, and to foster young people who can contribute to the development of rural areas and become financially independent.

By creating appropriate educational opportunities, local children can do better jobs, and ultimately create a cycle in which future children can also receive education. In order to create this opportunity, Sasak Satu Swara provides educational support.

Sasak Satu Swara is a new NGO just founded. Since raising the cost of building a school in 2020, we are still focusing on providing free education to more children.

Your support will be a big boost for Sasak Satu Swara in Lombok. Please pay attention to the future trends of these people aiming to revitalize the region in education!

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