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edith-a   edith-a edith-a's TIGblog
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What i do well: writing and soccer!
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Two things i do well are writing books and playing sports especially soccer. I think writing storybooks would make a great business because many people around the world like reading and i'm sure they'ld be thrilled to buy my books when they find out how interesting my books are and how young i am. I haven;t published any yet but i'm looking forward to doing so soon.

April 21, 2010 | 10:22 AM Comments  {num} comments


richardkarmah   richardkarmah Richard Armah's TIGblog
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Volunteer in Ghana with African Calabash Volunteer
Related to country: Ghana
About this category: Education

May you have more life for becoming our guest.
In our African traditional society,when we receive a guest,we welcome them by giving them water contained in a calabash.
Since the water symbolize life, the calabash is regarded in the African society as
the container of life.
African calabash volunteer's mission is to give more life to the hopes of the underprivileged in our society.
Despite the effort being made by the UN,UNESCO,UNICEF, Governments and non Government agencies to bridge the gap between the rural and the urban communities in the developing countries in terms of social amenities,access to quality education and health care,the rural folks are still behind their urban siblings in terms of these basic needs.Here in Ghana,rural -urban migration of children has become rampant during the pasts few years.Most of these children who migrate to the urban cities to seek greener pastures,end up,engaging in trading activities at the expense of being denied basic education and health care.
Due to the economic hardship in the urban cities in Ghana,these rural folks are forced to engage in nefarious activities such as,prostitution,stealing and other negative practices.These children normally sleep in front of shops at night.As a result of this many females become victims of rape and various form of molestation.Many teenagers have acquired HIV/AIDS as a result of this in Ghana
The mission of African Calabash Volunteer is help bring an end to these social vices which is eating up the good values of our society.
The education of the girl child is our utmost priority.We want to empower girls,especially the teenagers in the rural areas in Ghana.
We believe love is a gift of God and as such needs to be shared with every one in the world.We are also aware that there are many organizations and kind people, who want an opportunity to contribute their quota towards the advancement humanity irrespective of their race or creed.
The founder of African Calabash Volunteer; Richard Kofi Armah,after doing volunteering services in some rural communities decided to establish the organization in Ghana to offer affordable opportunities for aspiring volunteers who want to volunteer in Ghana.
African calabash volunteer is a non governmental organization and a charity based in Ghana.We are dedicated to offering volunteering opportunities for people who want to volunteer or take part in the following programme:


Upon arrival,our staff will be at the Airport to pick you up.Please do not forget to send us your flight information.You will spend the first night in Accra if your flight comes in later than 7:00pm,before proceeding to the project site.
Programme is available year round except during August break for volunteers who will volunteer in schools.The start
and end dates are flexible.

You will be staying with a host family within a rented house.Our host families are carefully screened and selected.Our host families are very sociable and live in safe neighborhood.The family will provide three meals a day .We also have special cooks who do cooking for volunteers.If you are a vegetarian or have allergies,this is taken into account when we arrange your placement.
There are field officers and staffs all over our project site and the director will also be available when you need 24hrs/7days support and supervision.
Visit our website to learn more

April 15, 2010 | 4:18 PM Comments  {num} comments

sirakoff199   sirakoff199 JNR DANIEL SIRAKOFF's TIGblog

Everything Matters
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Less than one per cent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didn’t happen.1,700,000 children will die needlessly each year because world governments fail to reduce poverty levels.The world's 497 billionaires have a combined wealth of $154,000,000,000,000. This is well over the combined gross national products of all sub-Saharan Africa nations ($929,300,000,000) or the oil-rich regions of the Middle East and North Africa ($134,000,000,000,000). It is also greater than the combined incomes of the poorest 50% of humanity.I think we have a problem.

April 4, 2010 | 8:58 AM Comments  {num} comments


salisu8   salisu8 umsalisu's TIGblog
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Can we ascribe man’s greatest drawback to be fear?
I certainly will. Let’s take Robert Greene’s books for instance. I have all three books and I must say they are perfect even though some people criticize me for having them. One thing is certain, there are some strategies we as a people may find difficult to take action due to one factor: FEAR.
Fear makes me not want to trust my enemies over friends, fear makes me not want to crush the enemy totally, and the list is endless. We fear because we do not know the outcome of our actions. As we can’t predict what may happen in the next second, why don we just face our fears and do what we have to do anyway. It is my belief that procrastination derives its roots from fear. If I fear something, I’ll procrastinate till I can’t do it. That’s just it. But if I can take control of my fears, procrastination will be a thing of the past.
Overcoming fear is the key to great things in life for everybody.
Once you overcome fear, the fear to begin to implement strategies, or even the fear to overcome fear, you are on your way to where your heart desires.
It could be fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of criticism, any fear at all. Man can never make head way with fear in his heart.
One method I can recommend we use in overcoming fear is by following Napoleon and Clements advice in their book “success through a positive mental attitude”. PMA
“When you are about doing something and fear creeps in to dissuade you, all you need to do is to invoke that self motivator “DO IT NOW”. You’ll be surprised at how many times you would have conquered fear by just invoking that word “DO IT NOW”.
Try it, you’ll see

March 28, 2010 | 1:05 PM Comments  {num} comments


salisu8   salisu8 umsalisu's TIGblog
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I’ll like to introduce 3 priceless principles of life which when utilized guarantees you enormous success in endeavors.
Success as we know come in different forms and formats. We can say we have a successful marriage, career, even successful studies. But can you have success without proper planning? CAPITAL NO!!!
Based on this and haven read books, seen happenings around and other personal experiences, I derived 3 timeless principles used by many a great number of people (either consciously or unconsciously) and which really is going to work for anybody who uses them properly.
Have No Fear
Take That 1st Step
Stay Focused
I. Have No Fear – the fear factor, man’s greatest enemy, the only limiting factor man has.
Any time we come across one great idea or more, we are bedeviled or discouraged by our right hand man; FEAR who pops out and gives 1001 reasons why that brilliant idea is a waste of intellect. Or there are times when we have to do something and then that same man comes up and says ‘hey leave that for tomorrow, not now’.
Some will say that’s procrastination but believe me procrastination majorly arises out of fear, conquer fear and you see that procrastination flees you lie a mouse fleeing a hawk.
So I say No. 1- Have No Fear. You want to carry out a task? Do what Clement and Napoleon n their book “Success through a Positive Mental Attitude” PMA said “DO IT NOW” book “success through a positive mental attitude” PMA
Doing it there and then means you have conquered fear.
II.Take That First Step – Now conquering fear will make you move that baby foot of yours. Like it is said; ‘the journey of a thousand, miles begins with a step’. Take that first step.
The magic in taking the first step is that after that, thousands of giant steps follow because that first step has shown you that there is nothing to fear.
III. Stay Focused – Stay focused and never look back. You want to start a business, have no fear that it’ll fail, take that first step then stay focused on the goal you set for yourself.
In everything you do in life, detractors are ever ready to bring you down, to distract you. By staying focused, you eliminate all forms of distraction; you put the enemies under check

March 28, 2010 | 1:00 PM Comments  {num} comments


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Related to country: Ghana
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ciao, my name is Ayebea Larbi-tieku and i come from Accra.

February 18, 2010 | 6:54 AM Comments  {num} comments


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Kids in da buzy economy!!!
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Economics sounds like a dreary academic activity, but it's not just for textbooks.Knowing about economics helps children to understand how things work.Kids are dealing with economic factors every day, even if they don't know it.Things that may make no sense to kids begin to come into focus.Kids are very aware of the economic troubles we’re facing, and that presents a great opportunity to build communication with them.An economy consists of the realized economic system of a country or other area, the labor, capital and land resources, and the economic agents that socially participate in the production, exchange, distribution, and consumption of goods and services of that area.If people can make children see what its like to be in the shoes of people who work in the economy.

January 31, 2010 | 2:36 PM Comments  {num} comments


ugye   ugye Casan Education Empowerment's TIGblog
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volunteering your holiday to help the needy, the poor and the less priviliage
Related to country: Ghana
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Free Volunteer Opportunity in Ghana

Do you have the desire to volunteer in a meaningful work that impact directly to present and the next generation?

UGYE is a non profit organization originating from Ghana, run by an energetic youthful Africans with the desire to impact positively to communities in Ghana and the West African region.

UGYE recruits and place volunteers in schools in Ghana to take full class or serve as teaching assistants or take care of children in kindergarten, orphanage.
We allow you adopt some of our children from broken home, orphans and of less privilege

All you have to pay is your accommodation, food, flight and for your travels within the country!

UGYE has sponsorship from corporate companies for you to enjoy these packages for FREE…!!

1. Free application processing, interview and pre departure information and all administrative works to prepare for your coming.
2. Free Airport Pick Up and Departure
3. Free Placement
4. Free Basic TWI language orientation
5. Free in country guide services
6. Free Support Services while you are here
7. 24 hour contact services
8. Free Orientation prior to beginning of work
9. Free History lecturer on the GA tribe in Accra, capital of Ghana
10. Free mobile phone SIM card sent to you so you can inform family and friend’s your number before arriving in Ghana.
11. Free tour offer when volunteers are numbered up to 4 and above at a particular time.
Visit the cape coast castle, Elmina castle, dodi island etc
12. Free Use of internet at UGYE operational office.

Send an email to ugye@ymail.com / ugye@myspace.com or call +233(0)543-123-744 for any questions you may want to ask.
Let help the less privilege for there is much blessing in it.

January 16, 2010 | 7:12 AM Comments  {num} comments


alive777   alive777 George's TIGblog
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MSc Scholarships for African Female Students
Pauline Graham Scholarship for African Female Students

Pauline Avigès Graham graduated from LSE with a BSc in Accounting in 1965. She was a scholarship recipient herself in Egypt where she was born and brought up.

Having had the opportunity to study at LSE, she is now keen to be an education benefactor herself and has provided a generous endowment scholarship to encourage and support academically talented young women from Africa to apply to the London School of Economics.

The Pauline Graham Scholarship for African Female Students has a value of £15,000 per annum.

# This scholarship is for a female African undergraduate applicant. Applicants must be resident in, and nationals of, an African country.

# Applicants must have secured an offer of admission onto an MSc programme at the School.

How to Apply:
If you complete an online Graduate Support Scheme application, you will be automatically considered for any other awards being offered by LSE, for which you are eligible.

For further details and application materials, see: MSc Scholarships for African Female Students Website

Click here for more information about applying for admission

September 15, 2009 | 3:58 PM Comments  {num} comments


ebenezer5050   ebenezer5050 Ebenezer's TIGblog
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Call To Duty
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So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret, and saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets.

Then He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat.
When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
Luke 5:1-4

The shore of the Lake of Gennesaret has two peculiar things: It is the place where a lot of commercial activities take place - fishing and selling of fishes. It is more or less a market centre. Secondly, it is the place where Jesus Christ started his first open air preaching.

Although there were a lot of activities in progress at the place, the people were with Jesus. They followed him and pressed on him to hear the Good News. You must remember life is empty without Christ. And life is also full of crises without Christ in it.

I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
John 15:5

When we do something without Christ, it is difficult to succeed. When we walk with Christ and ask him to take the centre stage in our life, we will never labour in vain.

Unless the LORD builds the house, they labour in vain who build it; unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; For so He gives His beloved sleep
Psalm 127:1-2

Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.”
Luke 5:5

It could be observed that, Simon Peter and his brother and friends have toiled all night without a catch. But after Jesus’ preaching, he asked them to launch out into the deep for a catch. Jesus at this time was calling them to duty – to do extra work despite their tiredness and frustrations.

I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.
John 9:4

We must listen to Christ and do his work rather than giving excuses. Recent Christians like excuses and they will always have it if that is their wish. People do not want to work for the Church of God. They give excuses like I am tired; I have done some before so let another people do it – all forms of frenzy excuses.

Launching into the deep is a call to duty. We must work more and harder. We need to go an additional mile.
You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.
John 15:16

Every Christian is called to be a disciple of Christ; regardless of tiredness and consequences. How can we God’s disciples? T be an effective disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ, there are certain things that we need to do:

1. We must change our garments or clothes and do away with smaller gods.
And Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, and change your garments.
Genesis 35:2
Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them. But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.
Colossians 3:5-8

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Galatians 5:19-21

Brethren, the need to put down the above clothes is a necessity. Anger can be a good master and a bad master. The desire by some people to do evil – always planning evil for others must be stopped. There is lots of moral decadence in our society. People plan evil in the highest to the extent of raping, defiling and mounting all forms of brutalities on other people. These things must be done away with so that we can have an atmosphere free from moral corruption. No one who is involved in these activities can go escort free without being punished.

‘Cursed is the one who makes a carved or molded image, an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret.’ “And all the people shall answer and say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who treats his father or his mother with contempt.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who moves his neighbor’s landmark.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who makes the blind to wander off the road.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who perverts the justice due the stranger, the fatherless, and widow.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who lies with his father’s wife, because he has uncovered his father’s bed.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who lies with any kind of animal.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who lies with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.’“And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who lies with his mother-in-law.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who attacks his neighbor secretly.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who takes a bribe to slay an innocent person.’
“And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ‘Cursed is the one who does not confirm all the words of this law by observing them.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’”
Deuteronomy 27:15-26

To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.
Titus 1:15-16

2. Some women and men alike do put drugs and concoctions of all kinds in food for their partners. These things are evil and we must turn away from them. You cannot put on these clothes and launch into the deep. You will sink! There is therefore the need for a change of attitude toward God and humanity.

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
1Timothy 6:6-10

3. Embezzlement of funds at our work places and even in the Church is nothing good to talk. But these things are seen among most celebrated Christians.

4. In launching into the deep, we must be bothered about our utterances. Some parents curse their children who only grow to pose to them and the society at large. The tongue must be tamed.
Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things.
See how great a forest a little fire kindles! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.
James 3:5-6
5. It is very unacceptable to see a Christian return from Church and the next moment enter the chamber of a “mallam” or “goddess priest” for consultations. This is a mockery of God and the time has come that we shun these things and live for God alone.

Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD!
Joshua 24:14

We must remove all these clothes and put on new ones to be able to launch into the deep.

Beloved, I know by now the question you will be asking yourself is, what clothes do I then need to put on if I want to launch into the deep? Consider the scriptures below:
Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,
Colossians 3:9-10

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
2 Corinthians 13:8
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
Galatians 5:16
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
Galatians 5:22-26
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Ephesians 5:15-17

We must listen to God’s word and be obedient to it. With this we will be able to launch into the deep.

Brethren, we don’t have anywhere to go. Our only hope is Christ and we must be with him always. To be with Christ always:

1. We must have only one master and follow him to the latter.

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
Matthew 6:24

2. As disciples, we must commit ourselves completely to our master – Jesus.

Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.
Psalm 37:5

3. A true disciple is the one who is dedicated to his master.

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a man travelling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money. After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them. “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’ His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ “Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’ “But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Matthew 25:14-30

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Matthew 28:18-20

Brethren, been able to do all these things are an attempt of launching into the deep.

© Ebenezer M. K. Koranteng-Green, Launching Into The Deep; 2009

August 10, 2009 | 1:48 PM Comments  {num} comments


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Oh our leaders, Why?
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I am sad because our leaders continually hear about our plight and never act on behalf.

Days became weeks, weeks to months, and months to years. For over 5 years we are still struggling to get our real voice hear. Can you tell me which part of life did you change for t he youth?

N.B we ask for change every where in the world, some gave in and others did not. What i learned is ..

If you ask for change, you have to do it yourself and not from others. This is because the same SUN that hardens the clay melt the butter.

Think twice!!
Take care

The Giants are Awake!!!

May 25, 2009 | 10:48 AM Comments  {num} comments


natrudus   natrudus Nathaniel Rudolph's TIGblog
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Short Personal life
Related to country: Ghana
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The School Enterprise Project was born out of real struggle of life and life lessons. Having lived less with $10,000 annually for over a decade now. I have gone through this difficulty with determination and perseverance. I strongly believe that up and coming youth should be protected from this sought of life.

We owe it to our society to develop the youth to be enterprising and prevent them from indulging in crime and fraud.

My project, training students in entrepreneurship and snail rearing is making waves in Ghana and the students are enjoying the dimension and the style of training which according to some is really building them and psyching them for life ahead.

I am therefore calling on all to patronize the project. and please call on me if you need my assistance

May 12, 2009 | 3:14 PM Comments  {num} comments


alive777   alive777 George's TIGblog
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I teach in remote community where education
is considered as the least prioty ,for that matter
parents trained their wards to do the old job(farming).
The school therefore needs friends to undertake
programme to help the community andschool to cause a behavoural change.

May 11, 2009 | 4:15 PM Comments  {num} comments


alive777   alive777 George's TIGblog
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I have been 3 month old in my
school i teach as train teacher.
My observation
lack of sanitation facilities
method of teaching by some teachers
lack of TLMs
poor academic performance
some pupils sit under trees to learn
pupil sit on the floor to eat the they buy
School of 250 pupils ,
has 3 trained teachers,
and 8 untrained teachers
am worried about the future leaders under this condition.

January 12, 2009 | 1:32 PM Comments  {num} comments


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About this event: Blog Action Day 2008
Related to country: Ghana
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2. Lack of resources..
3. Misuses of Scares resources
4. Tribal conflicts
5. Greed on the part of the leaders
6. NO UNITY in African extended families
7. IGNORANCE –illiteracy
9. Laziness on the part of the Individual
10. Poor educational materials for learning –outmoded(even student who complete cannot directly apply what they learn in their schools in the field
11. Copying blindly most behaviors of developed countries. Especially their music media.
12. Migration

look at this oooohhhh.........


World Wide Military Expenditures
Country Military expenditures - dollar figure Budget Period
World $1100 billion 2004 est. [see Note 4]
Rest-of-World [all but USA] $500 billion 2004 est. [see Note 4]
United States
$623 billion FY08 budget [see Note 6]
$65.0 billion 2004 [see Note 1]
$50.0 billion [see Note 5]
France $45.0 billion 2005
United Kingdom $42.8 billion 2005 est.
$41.75 billion 2007
Germany $35.1 billion 2003
Italy $28.2 billion 2003
South Korea $21.1 billion 2003 est.
$19.0 billion 2005 est.
Saudi Arabia $18.0 billion 2005 est.
Australia $16.9 billion 2006
Turkey $12.2 billion 2003
Brazil $9.9 billion 2005 est.
Spain $9.9 billion 2003
Canada $9.8 billion 2003
Israel $9.4 billion FY06 [see Note 7]
Netherlands $9.4 billion 2004
$7.9 billion 2005 est.
Mexico $6.1 billion 2005 est.
Greece $5.9 billion 2004
Singapore $5.6 billion 2005
Sweden $5.5 billion 2005 est.
North Korea $5.0 billion FY02
Iran $4.3 billion 2003 est.
Pakistan $4.3 billion 2005 est.
Belgium $4.0 billion 2003
Norway $4.0 billion 2003
Chile $3.9 billion 2005 est.
Colombia $3.5 billion 2005
Poland $3.5 billion 2002
Portugal $3.5 billion 2003
South Africa $3.5 billion 2005 est.
Denmark $3.3 billion 2003
Vietnam $3.2 billion 2005
Algeria $3.0 billion 2005 est.
Kuwait $3.0 billion 2005 est. [see Note 2]
United Arab Emirates $2.7 billion 2005
Egypt $2.5 billion 2005
Malaysia $2.5 billion 2005
Switzerland $2.5 billion 2005 est.
Morocco $2.3 billion 2005 est.
Czech Republic $2.2 billion 2004
Qatar $2.2 billion 2005
Thailand $2.0 billion 2005
Angola $2.0 billion 2005 est.
Finland $1.8 billion FY98/99
Argentina $1.8 billion 2005
Venezuela $1.6 billion 2005 est.
Austria $1.5 billion FY01/02
Romania $1.5 billion 2005
Jordan $1.4 billion 2005 est.
Indonesia $1.3 billion 2004
Iraq $1.3 billion 2005 est.
Hungary $1.1 billion 2002 est.
New Zealand $1.1 billion 2005 est.
Bangladesh $1.0 billion 2005 est.
Yemen $992 million 2005 est.
Syria $858 million N/A [see Note 3]
Philippines $837 million 2005 est.
Peru $829 million 2005 est.
Nigeria $738 million 2005 est.
Ireland $700 million FY00/01
Cuba $694 million 2005 est.
Serbia and Montenegro $654 million 2002
Ecuador $650 million 2005 est.
Bahrain $628 million 2005 est.
Croatia $620 million 2004
Ukraine $618 million FY02
Sri Lanka $606 million 2003 est
Libya $590 million 2005
Sudan $587 million 2004
Lebanon $541 million 2004
Tunisia $440 million 2005
Belarus $421 million 2006
Slovakia $406 million 2002
Uruguay $371 million 2005 est.
Slovenia $370 million 2005 est.
Bulgaria $356 million FY02
Madagascar $329 million 2005 est.
Botswana $326 million 2005 est.
Azerbaijan $310 million 2005
Ethiopia $296 million 2005 est.
Brunei $291 million 2003 est.
Kenya $281 million 2005 est.
Cyprus $280 million 2005
Gabon $254 million 2005 est.
Oman $253 million 2005 est.
Cote d'Ivoire $247 million 2005 est.
Bosnia and Herzegovina $234 million FY02
Luxembourg $232 million 2003
Lithuania $231 million FY01
Cameroon $230 million 2005 est.
Kazakhstan $222 million FY02
Eritrea $220 million 2005 est.
Uganda $193 million 2005 est.
New Caledonia $192 million FY96
Dominican Republic $191 million 2005
Turkmenistan $173 million 2005
Guatemala $170 million 2005 est.
El Salvador $162 million 2005 est.
Estonia $155 million 2002 est.
Equatorial Guinea $152 million 2005 est.
Panama $150 million 2005 est.
Namibia $150 million 2005 est.
Armenia $136 million 2005
Bolivia $130 million 2005 est.
Macedonia, FYR $130 million 2005
Zimbabwe $125 million 2005 est.
Afghanistan $122 million 2005 est.
Zambia $122 million 2005 est.
Guinea $120 million 2005 est.
Senegal $117 million 2005 est.
Nepal $105 million 2005 est.
Congo, Democratic Republic of the $104 million 2005 est.
Benin $101 million 2005 est.
Latvia $87 million FY01
Congo, Republic of the $85 million 2005 est.
Ghana $84 million 2005 est.
Costa Rica $83 million 2005 est.
Mozambique $78 million 2005 est.
Burkina Faso $75 million 2005 est.
Cambodia $74 million 2005
Chad $69 million 2005 est.
Liberia $67 million 2005 est.
Trinidad and Tobago $67 million 2003
Albania $57 million FY02
Uzbekistan $55 million 2005
Rwanda $54 million 2005 est.
Honduras $53 million 2005 est.
Paraguay $53 million 2003 est.
Mali $50 million FY01
Maldives $45 million 2005 est.
Malta $45 million 2005 est.
Niger $45 million 2005 est.
Burundi $44 million 2005 est.
Swaziland $42 million FY01
Lesotho $41 million 2005 est.
Burma $39 million FY97
Fiji $36 million 2004
Tajikistan $35 million FY01
Bahamas, The $32 million 2005
Nicaragua $32 million 2005 est.
Jamaica $31 million 2003 est.
Togo $30 million 2005 est.
Djibouti $29 million 2005 est.
Haiti $26 million 2003 est.
Georgia $23 million FY00
Mongolia $23 million FY02
Somalia $22 million 2005 est.
Tanzania $21 million 2005 est.
Belize $19 million 2005 est.
Kyrgyzstan $19 million FY01
Mauritania $19 million 2005 est.
Guyana $17 million 2005
Papua New Guinea $17 million 2003
Central African Republic $16 million 2005 est.
Malawi $16 million 2005 est.
Seychelles $15 million 2005 est.
Sierra Leone $14 million 2005 est.
Comoros $13 million 2005 est.
Mauritius $12 million 2005 est.
Laos $11 million 2005 est.
Guinea-Bissau $9.5 million 2005 est.
Moldova $8.7 million 2004
Bhutan $8.3 million 2005 est.
Suriname $7.5 million 2003 est.
Cape Verde $7.2 million 2005 est.
East Timor $4.4 million FY03
Bermuda $4.0 million 2001
Gambia, The $1.6 million 2005 est.
San Marino $700,000 FY00/01
Sao Tome and Principe $580,000 2005 est.
Iceland 0
Antigua and Barbuda $NA N/A
Barbados $NA N/A
Dominica $NA N/A
Falkland Islands [Islas Malvinas] $NA N/A
Faroe Islands $NA N/A
French Guiana $NA N/A
Gaza Strip $NA N/A
Grenada $NA N/A
Kiribati $NA N/A
Marshall Islands $NA N/A
Nauru $NA N/A
Palau $NA N/A
Saint Kitts and Nevis $NA N/A
Saint Lucia $NA N/A
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $NA N/A
Samoa $NA N/A
Solomon Islands $NA N/A
Tonga $NA N/A
Tuvalu $NA N/A
Vanuatu $NA N/A
West Bank $NA N/A
Western Sahara $NA N/A
SOURCE [unless otherwise noted]:
• Field Listing - Military expenditures CIA - The World Factbook 2002 -- The Military expenditures dollar figure entry gives current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies.
• Field Listing - Military Expenditures CIA - The World Factbook 2006
• World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers (WMEAT) The 28th edition of "World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers" (WMEAT), released on February 6, 2003, is the second published by the Department of State following integration with the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the previous publisher. The report covers the years 1989 through 1999 -- that is, the end of the Cold War and its aftermath.
• SIPRI data on military expenditure
• IISS - The Military Balance 2006

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